The Reds could extend their lead atop of Group C with a win over Red Star when they travel to Serbia on Tuesday in the Champions League
Liverpool have the chance of extending their lead at the top of Group C by a greater margin when they travel to face Red Star in the Champions League on Tuesday evening.
The Reds fell to a loss away to Napoli but managed to bounce back with a 4-0 win against the Serbian side in their most recent European outing, and currently sit at the top of the group by one point.
Red Star have only managed to register one point in their Champions League group stage campaign and though their progression to the last 16 stage is unlikely, could pull an upset over the Merseyside visitors to sway the group in favour of Napoli and Paris Saint-Germain.
|Game||Red Star vs Liverpool|
|Date||Tuesday, November 6|
|Time||5:55pm BST / 12:55pm EST|
TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch
In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).
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In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 3 and livestreamed on BT Sport Live.
|UK TV channel||Online stream|
|BT Sport 3||BT Sport Live|
Squads & Team News
|Position||Red Star players|
|Goalkeepers||Popovic, Supic, Borjan|
|Defenders||Degenek, Babic, Rodic, Stojkovic, Sumaila, Gobeljic, Terzic|
|Midfielders||Jovicic, Krsticic, Meleg, Ebecilio, Srnic, Marin, Causic, Simic, Jovancic, Nabouhane, Jevtovic|
|Forwards||Pavkov, Stoiljkovic, Cafu, Boakye, Nabouhane|
Red Star are still expected to be without the services of captain Vujadin Savic, who was forced off the pitch at half-time against PSG due to an injury but was left as an unused sub at Anfield.
Potential Red Star XI: Borjan; Stojkovic, Degenek, Babic, Gobeljic; Krsticic, Jovicic; Ben Nabouhane, Ebecilio, Srnic; Boakye.
|Goalkeepers||Alisson, Mignolet, Kelleher|
|Defenders||Gomez, Van Dijk, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Matip|
|Midfielders||Jones, Fabinho, Milner, Keita, Lallana, Wijnaldum|
|Forwards||Sturridge, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Solanke, Origi|
Nathaniel Clyne will miss out on the Champions League clash with an illness, while Jordan Henderson remains sidelined with a hamstring injury.
Naby Keita, however, has been named in the squad despite also picking up a similar hamstring issue, and James Milner is fit to feature despite suffering a grotesque face injury after colliding with an Arsenal player at the weekend.
Xherdan Shaqiri has been left out of the traveling team for precautionary reasons due to the potentially hostile reactions he would receive from Serbian fans over his Albanian heritage.
Potential Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane.
Betting & Match Odds
Liverpool are priced at odds of winning 2/11 according to bet 365, while a draw is available at 7/1. A win for Red Star is priced at 17/1.
Liverpool’s 4-0 win against Red Star in the home fixture was a much-needed signal of intent and comeback following their lacklustre display away to Napoli, which they lost 1-0 in the dying stages of the game.
Goals from Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane sent the Reds to the top of their group while PSG and Napoli were held to a draw.
Klopp’s side’s fixtures against the Serbian side come at an opportune time and give them the chance to establish a lead ahead of more difficult and crucial fixtures against PSG and Napoli to round off the Champions League group stage.
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Group C is just one of many ‘Groups of Death’ in this year’s edition of the European competition, with French giants PSG currently sitting in third place and two points below Liverpool as they head into Tuesday’s round of games.
Shaqiri has been omitted from the squad to face Red Star due to the reception he might receive from Serbian support, given his Albanian roots and the controversial celebrations he made for his Switzerland side during the World Cup.
Liverpool will finish their Champions League group stage with a home fixture against Napoli and an away trip to the Parc de Princes – which is arguably their most difficult tie yet.