Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Life&Culture | By Peggy Hughes

Liverpool confirm 21-man squad for Red Star Belgrade clash

Liverpool confirm 21-man squad for Red Star Belgrade clash

Swiss captain Stephan Lichsteiner, who is not of Albanian origin but made the same gesture to celebrate Shaqiri's goal, paid 5,000 Swiss francs (£3,822).

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia 10 years after the bloody conflict between Serb forces and Kosovar-Albanian rebels.

Mr Klopp added that Shaqiri had accepted the decision.

We represent one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

Speaking ahead of the game, Klopp said he wanted to keep the focus on football for the tricky away tie.

"So for that reason, he is not involved and he accepts and understands this".

"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".

After settling for a hard fought 1-1 draw at Arsenal over the weekend in Premier League action, Liverpool will look to take all three points as the Reds visit Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday evening in an important Group C matchup in the Champions League.

"They were on their bikes and we had to deal with the situation".

"We are in Serbia, we respect that 100 percent". No, it's not sad - that's the world, that's how it is. Politics always has always influence on life, on the life I live at least, and that's how it is.

"We come here as a football team". "We have to make sure it doesn't happen again". "We didn't want a story beside a football story and that's why we decided", he said. Shaqiri denied his celebration had political overtones. That's why we are here, to play football. Walking down the tunnel we have to use that noise to our advantage'. Walking down that tunnel and with the noise, we've got to use that to our advantage and not let it affect us. Pavlov then showed another side of his game, shrugging off Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to get the ball onto his right foot and smash a fierce shot past goalkeeper Alisson from 25 meters. "Once the whistle goes, we'll be focussed on the game and not the stuff around about it".

The Guinea global has missed the last four games with a hamstring injury that he picked up whilst on worldwide duty.

Klopp will be without a couple of key men for the trip across Europe, with the likes of Nathaniel Clyne and Jordan Henderson remaining at Melwood.

"I've held my tongue until now... but I think it's time I have to say he might be up there with Alan Hansen". If you summarise it, I could make a few headlines.

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