"I felt they handed the momentum to Red Star and they managed to keep it for the rest of the game".
It was the Serbian side's first-ever win in the Champions League group stages on their maiden campaign in the present format of Europe's elite club competition and their most memorable night since they won the 1991 European Cup. We can't be letting teams get a start.
Klopp cannot quite put his finger on what it is which is affecting his side, but admits had they taken the relatively simple opportunity which dropped to Daniel Sturridge - starting in place of Roberto Firmino - in the 17th minute the outcome could have been so different.
But Liverpool should have been in front in the 17th minute when the ball ran kindly for Daniel Sturridge inside the six-yard box, but the England worldwide somehow managed to blaze over the bar when completely unmarked.
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Cole was speaking ahead of Chelsea's Europa League clash away to BATE Borisov on Thursday, where Kovacic was named on the bench. Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata conceded he even blamed the rain for missed chances during his fallow period in front of goal .
Red Star moved onto four points, two behind Liverpool, and their home form means they still has a chance of a top-two finish.
A 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade leaves Jurgen Klopp's side needing a victory against either Paris St Germain in the French capital in three weeks or Napoli at home in their final group game.
The visitors were punished with exacting precision on the half-hour as James Milner gave away possession with a loose pass infield and the ball was quickly transferred to Pavkov, who smashed home his second from 25 yards. After that, they face Napoli at Anfield in what could be the decider for Champions League qualification.
"We need to win our games, it's on our shoulders.it's in our hands but we will have to play better than we did tonight".
"There were a few of us new to the Champions League last season and we gained invaluable experience by going the distance and just falling short, but we feel we have taken that into this season already". The atmosphere singing-wise, noise-wise, was not a problem but the atmosphere after the second goal especially - in the whole club - they could smell it.
Hans Vanaken scored twice for the Belgian team, Brazilian forward Wesley made it 3-0 and captain Ruud Vormer completed the rout.