Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool may have lost their mojo as their chances of Champions League progression now remain wide open. A win in Belgrade would have left the Reds, Group C leaders going into the game, needing to avoid defeat in their final two matches to qualify but they lost 2-0 against Red Star Belgrade to leave things on a knife edge.
Two first half goals from Milan Pavkov, the 24-year-old scoring his first European goals in only his 11th appearance, were enough to beat the off-colour Reds.
Klopp admits, after failing to score here and in Naples previously, he needs to take a closer look at what has changed.
Asked whether they now had an issue playing away he said: “In the game, not in general we lost it. I saw a few games like this already and it is really difficult to find your mojo back.
“You don’t find solutions on the pitch, you solve problems. We made life a bit too easy tonight. I don’t say it is already serious if you lose twice but we have to make sure it will not happen again as the next game is an away game (against Paris St Germain) before a very difficult home game against Napoli. “We have to make sure you cannot ask that question again.
It is too early to say how it is. We had a lot of moments when we could get in control of the game and we didn’t do it, we just made the wrong decision. “We have to make sure in Paris that we do better. We will talk about that but tonight we can’t change it.”