Jurgen Klopp: Liverpool need title win for season to be a success

FK Crvena zvezda Marko Gobelji? during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Liverpool FC and FK Crvena zvezda at Anfield

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I saw a few games like this already and it is really hard to find your mojo.

"It was a slow start all round really and we gave them far too many opportunities, especially from set-pieces", Lallana said.

"I think it made sense to make a few changes, a few we had to make and a few we wanted to", said Klopp.

To add insult to injury, liverpool found themselves 2-0 down within half an hour when Crvena Zvezda striker Milan Pavkov scored a quick brace, netting the opener after 22 minutes and again seven minutes later to give his side the lead at half time.

Liverpool tried to mount a comeback after the break but struggled to carve out clear-cut chances, condemning them to one of the worst defeats of Klopp's three-year tenure.

Klopp says the aggression and passion which characterised the Red Star display was to be expected, but felt his team failed to rise to the challenge.

They conceded a goal from a corner and another from a loss of possession and quick counter-attack against Red Star.

"The season so far, point-wise, is really successful but it doesn't feel like that for two reasons".

Red Star Belgrade manager Vladan Milojevic spoke about how important this game was for his side before kick-off and hoped home advantage would play a big role.

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Jokanovic will be well aware that Liverpool's players will be fired up to make amends.

The hosts seemed fired up by it - winger Marko Marin was shown a yellow card for protesting in the fifth minute. So we have to admit, congratulations Red Star, well deserved.

Klopp needs to find a way to utilise his new resources and rediscover Liverpool's mojo quickly to avoid an embarrassing early European exit.

The Reds will be keen to bounce back from an incredibly disappointing 2-0 defeat to Red Star in the Champions League on Tuesday, which left Liverpool needing positive results against both Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli in order to ensure qualification to the knockout stages.

"The comparisons to last year's free-flowing football - and Man City, Chelsea, maybe a few others play a really good season as well so it should not be a surprise for us".

"In Liverpool we controlled the game and tonight we didn't".

However, the Liverpool fan account @TheAnfieldWrap have now come back with the ideal response.

"That's a really tough job, but we have no problem with that, we go for everything". "We all have to deal with it now".

Klopp declared the result was a one off and insisted his team had nothing to worry about, despite Liverpool losing three straight Champions League away games for the first time in the club's history.

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