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Klopp: Liverpool ‘lost our mojo’ in loss to Red Star Belgrade

Crvena Zvezda v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Group C

BELGRADE, SERBIA - NOVEMBER 06: Manager Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool reacts during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 06, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

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Jurgen Klopp has a way with words, and that way was not lost en route to Serbia.

[ RECAP: Red Star Belgrade 2-0 Liverpool ]

The Liverpool manager knows his team was second best in a 2-0 loss at Red Star Belgrade in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, missing a number of chances to score in the loss and out-attempting Red Star 23-10.

In fact, how Klopp described Liverpool on the day might be a good way to sum up chance creator Mohamed Salah’s lack of finishing magic this year (because the chances sure are there).

Klopp also said he had more reasons for their loss than he had fingers and toes, and said it all started with set pieces. From the BBC:

“They had too many set pieces that’s true and with one of them they scored. Then more or less straight away they score the second one and then the atmosphere was completely different, you could feel it.

“They were on their bikes and we had to deal with the situation. It is not what we wanted and we will go for the other two games 100 per cent. We all have to deal with it now.”

The Reds will go beneath PSG or Napoli should one of them win their match in Italy, but will still lead the group if the two draw.

Liverpool travels to PSG on Nov. 28 and is home to Napoli on Dec. 11.

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