Liverpool's group blown wide open after Red Star defeat

Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp during a training session ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group C match between S.S.C. Napoli and Liverpool FC at Stadio San Paolo

Adam Lallana admits Liverpool's players must take the blame for their Champions League woes after their shock defeat by Red Star Belgrade.

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 December 11 in the final round of group matches. Klopp said the team "lost its mojo" in Serbia.

"We had the first big chance with Daniel, a very big one".

While Anfield remains a fortress on European nights for the Reds, a worrying trend is emerging for Jurgen Klopp on the road, particularly with a visit to Paris Saint-Germain to come next in three weeks' time.

As it happens, Liverpool can afford to draw in Paris and still qualify from the group and you could see them beating many of Europe's top sides over two legs, as they showed past year.

And it has ultimately left Liverpool with real work to do in their final games away to PSG and at home to Napoli.

Red Star moved onto four points, two behind Liverpool, and their home form means they still has a chance of a top-two finish. Four points from their last two games would be enough to guarantee the Reds' progress to the last 16.

Last season Liverpool defied expectation by getting to the final of the Champions League, only to lose following Loris Karius' infamous display and Gareth Bale's incredible first goal.

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. 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. It's still in our hands and if we win our next two games we go through, but it was a great opportunity missed for us. They were, if you want, on their bikes and we had to deal with the situation. Then more or less straight away they score the second one and then the atmosphere was completely different, you could feel it.

Owen and McManaman noted that Alisson was in position to stop the second goal.

"As players we've got to take full responsibility and make sure it doesn't happen again", Lallana told LFCTV.

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