Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade : Liverpool and Red Star Belgrade will meet for the first time in 45 years at Anfield on Wednesday night.iverpool will attempt to get back to winning ways in the Champions League when they welcome Red Star Belgrade to Anfield on Wednesday night.
Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade Live
The Reds followed up a memorable win over Paris St Germain in their Group C opener with a defeat to Napoli last time out, while their next opponents sit on one point from their first two games.Liverpool know that nothing less than three points will do when they take on Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Champions League Group C resumes with the opening encounter of a double-header between the clubs, who locked horns in the European Cup second round back in 1973.Liverpool hopes to bounce back from the loss to Napoli when the Reds welcome Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday in Group C action in the Champions League. Red Star has lost its first two games and is the huge underdog entering this third match.
But how will this reunion pan out and where is the game on Merseyside likely to be decided? We have taken a look at three potentially pivotal duels…
There has been one constant in Liverpool’s remarkable run of nine successive Premier League clean sheets at Anfield across last season and this: Virgil van Dijk.
The Dutchman’s formidable presence was on show throughout the Reds’ surge to the Champions League final, too, and his influence will clearly be crucial to their aspirations in this season’s tournament.
While the unpredictability of Red Star’s selection in attack means even Jürgen Klopp has ‘no clue’ who his opposite number, Vladan Milojevic, will field, Richmond Boakye can certainly make a strong claim to be chosen for this tie.
Back with Red Star for a second spell, the 25-year-old scored 39 goals for the club during his first and has wasted no time in reproducing that form in red and white, with five strikes in four league appearances this term.
Roberto Firmino’s last-minute intervention against Paris Saint-Germain ensured Liverpool’s opening Group C tie will take its place in the history of memorable European nights at Anfield.