Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade player ratings

By Jamie Balding

Liverpool fell to a second away defeat in the Champions League, this time to Red Star Belgrade, as their hopes of reaching the knockout stages took a blow.

Find out how Jurgen Klopp’s men performed below:

Allison. 5

There was a good save from the goalkeeper after 20 minutes, but the Brazilian should have probably done better with Red Star’s second, no chance with their first.

Trent Alexander-Arnold. 2

A bad night for the teenager, lacked any real attacking intent and struggled with his delivery. He was taken off at half time which summed up his night.

Joel Matip. 3

Another defender who had a poor night, should have closed the ball down quicker for their second goal, and also should have had a goal, like the rest of the team, he also had a few wayward passes.

Virgil Van Dijk. 5

Liverpool’s imperious centre-back won plenty of balls in the air on Tuesday night, but that was about all he did. Bad in the lead up to the first goal, and far from his usual world-class standard.

Andy Robertson. 5

Looked to be back to his best against Arsenal at the weekend, but far from that today, struggled to make any real impact tonight, and his usual cultured delivery was lacking.

Gini Wijnaldum. 4

One of Liverpool’s best players this season, and shone in the midfield so far. But he was far from that tonight, too many sloppy passes and wasn’t influential at all.

James Milner. 4

The Englishman worked tirelessly all night, but still wasn’t good enough, offered nothing going forward, and showed no creativity at all.

Adam Lallana. 5

Got his chance tonight, but once again a shadow of his former self, suggesting his days at Liverpool may be numbered. However, a few nice touches in midfield meant that he showed a bit of creativity.

Mo Salah. 5

A few chances in the second half, and came closest to scoring when his effort hit the post. However, simply not up to the high standards he has set himself last year.

Daniel Sturridge. 3

Got his chance ahead of Firmino, and should have put Liverpool 1-0 up after 20 minutes, but his effort blazed over the bar from close range. Apart from that, he was fairly selfish and it seems as if he will be waiting a while for his next start.

Sadio Mane. 5

Probably Liverpool’s best player on the night, and that’s not saying much at all. Good first half with his frightening pace, but struggled to use that to good effect in the second, when the opposition dropped deep.

Substitutes

Roberto Firmino. 5

Came on at halftime and even though he proved to be a better choice than Sturridge he still showed no real creativity, like much of the rest of his team.

Joe Gomez. 6

Tightened things up at the back, but bringing him on for Alexander-Arnold was probably a mistake as he didn’t offer as much as what the teenager would have going forward, should have come on for Matip, but didn’t do anything wrong.

Divock Origi. 5

Not much time to change the game after coming on in the 77th minute, and didn’t make any impact at all. Dribbled the ball off the pitch and out for a goal kick at one point, which shows why this is his first appearance of the season.

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