Liverpool suffered their second defeat in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday losing 2-0 away to Red Star Belgrade at the Rajko Mitic stadium reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
It was the first UEFA Champions League win for the Serbian champions this season after losing 4-0 in the reverse fixture at Anfield a fortnight ago.
A first-half brace from Milan Pavkov denied Liverpool a third win in group C. The Reds had earlier lost to Napoli on matchday 2 of the competition.
Liverpool looked vulnerable in the opening minutes of the game and it was no surprise that the Reds conceded a goal after 20 minutes.
Marko Marin delivered in a good cross from the right into the box which was met with a powerful header by Pavkov in the 22nd minute.
Pavkov doubled his side’s lead after Daniel Sturridge failed to draw Liverpool level minutes later.
The 24-year-old Serbian striker, Pavkov shrugged off a pathetic attempt of a tackle from Georginio Wijnaldum before firing a thunderous strike into the top corner from 25 yards for his second goal.
In the second half, Jurgen Klopp, introduced Joe Gomez, Roberto Firimino and Divok Origi but neither of them could save Liverpool from their second defeat of the season.
Mohamed Salah and Saido Mane both had half chances to reduced the deficit but failed.
Liverpool still leads group C with six points pending the outcome of the game involving Napoli and Paris Saint Germain in Naples later tonight. Red Star Belgrade still remain rock bottom of the group despite having four points with an inferior goal difference.
Liverpool face Paris Saint Germain in their next game at the Parc des Prince on match day 5 while Red Star Belgrade tackle Napoli.
In France, Thierry Henry’s miserable start to coaching continued as his Monaco side lost 4-0 at home to Club Brugge in group A.
A brace from Hans Vanaken and other strikes from Wesley and Ruud Vormer handed the Belgian side, Club Brugge their first win of the campaign.
Club Brugge are now third in the group A standings with four points from four games while AS Monaco having lost three of their four games are bottom with a point.