Jurgen Klopp has said Liverpool “have to do better” after they were beaten 2-0 by Red Star Belgrade in Serbia on Tuesday night.
Liverpool missed out on the chance to move within touching distance of qualification from Group C as two first-half goals from Milan Pavkov saw Red Star record a historic victory — their first in the Champions League since 1992.
It was Liverpool’s third successive Champions League away defeat — the club’s worst run in 39 years — and Klopp’s side will travel to Paris Saint-Germain later this month before hosting Napoli at Anfield on Dec. 11 in the final round of group matches.
“Look, I’m a human being and if I would be, 10 minutes after the game, here and have a big speech then I would think I’m a bit silly. It’s not what we wanted,” Klopp told BT Sport. “We will go for the other games, 100 percent. But I have no message at the moment. We all have to deal with it.
“It was a game we lost and that happened not 20 times so far. We feel it, really. The boys are very disappointed, I’m very disappointed. We have to do better, we have to do better. Because we can do better.
“Tonight, it’s too late. We have a long flight home and have enough time to think about it.
“Sunday, Fulham is waiting. They saw the game tonight probably and will think: ‘OK, this team has weaknesses.’ We have to make sure we don’t have them on Sunday.”
Pavkov broke the deadlock with a header from a corner in the 22nd minute, before doubling the hosts’ lead from long range seven minutes later.
Klopp responded at half-time by introducing Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez, although Liverpool still failed to break through a resolute opponent.
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