Liverpool vs Red Star of Belgrade
Uefa Champions League 2018/19
Date: Wednesday, October 24.
Start: 8 p.m. BST
Liverpool will look to return to the winning ways in the Champions League, as they will host the Red Star of Belgrade on Wednesday night.
The Jurgen Klopp Reds started Group C in style with a 3-2 victory over PSG, but then fell to a 1-0 defeat in Napoli to make life difficult.
Liverpool knows that the next double header against Red Star may be a good place to take charge, but six points are a necessity in what is becoming a tight group.
Red Star fans are banned from attending the Anfield game due to a punishment from Uefa for a launch invasion in the August Champions League qualifiers against RB Salzburg.
However, the Merseyside Police is planning a security operation since more than 1,000 Red Star fans traveled to the last game away from the club against PSG.
Head to head
These two teams have only met twice before, the first of which came exactly 45 years before the day before this game. Red Star was left without winners 2-1 in both stages of their 1973-74 European Cup tie to reach the quarterfinals.
In fact, Red Star was the team that inflicted Liverpool’s first European defeat at Anfield, and the second did not arrive for another 18 years.
Liverpool have no other experience of facing Serbian teams, but Red Star have lost just one of their last six visits to England, including a goalless draw with Arsenal at Emirates Stadium in the group stage of the Europa League season pass.
Television, online and live coverage.
The game will be broadcast live by BT Sport 2. BT Sport subscribers will be able to broadcast the match online through the video player and the BT Sport application.