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Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

4:45 am AEDT 25/10/18
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The Reds will be eager to claim victory over Red Star when they host the Serbian side at Anfield on Wednesday to gain momentum in the Champions League

Jurgen Klopp's side will be looking to return to winning ways in the Champions League when they host Red Star Belgrade at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

Liverpool opened their Champions League account with a victorious 3-2 win against Paris Saint-Germain, but slipped to a 1-0 defeat away to Napoli on their most recent European outing.

They sit second in the 'Group of Death' in Group C and could jump to first place should they win against Red Star and see Napoli drop points against PSG.

Game Liverpool vs Red Star Belgrade
Date Wednesday, October 24
Time 8pm BST / 3pm EST

TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch

In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
Univision Deportes En Vivo fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on BT Sport 2 and streamed via BT Sport Live.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 2 BT Sport Live

Squads & Team News

Position Liverpool players
Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Grabara
Defenders Clyne, Gomez, Van Dijk, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Lovren
Midfielders Jones, Fabinho, Milner, Shaqiri, Wijnaldum, Markovic
Forwards Sturridge, Firmino, Mane, Salah, Solanke

Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson have both been ruled out of the fixture against Red Star with hamstring troubles, but though there were injury scares for Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk sustained during the international break, the duo both line up from the start.

Sadio Mane is available for selection after picking up a hand injury while on duty with Senegal, while Roberto Firmino and Fabinho also start.

Confirmed Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Shaqiri; Salah, Firmino, Sturridge.

Position Red Star Belgrade players
Goalkeepers Popovic, Supic, Borjan
Defenders Degenek, Babic, Rodic, Stojkovic, Sumaila, Gobeljic, Terzic
Midfielders Jovicic, Krsticic, Meleg, Ebecilio, Srnic, Marin, Causic, Simic, Jovancic, Nabouhane, Jevtovic
Forwards Pavkov, Stoiljkovic, Cafu, Boakye, Nabouhane

Confirmed Red Star Belgrade XI: Borjan; Stojkovic, Degenek, Babic, Gobeljic; Krsticic, Jovicic; Srnic, Ebecilio, Ben; Boakye.

Betting & Match Odds

Liverpool are priced at odds of winning 1/18 according to  bet 365, while a draw is available at 16/1. A win for Red Star is priced at 50/1.

Click here to see all of bet 365's offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.

Match Preview

It's already become a tight race within Group C as just one point separates the top three sides after only two matches, but the Merseyside club will be looking to register maximum points when they face Red Star on back-to-back occasions for their next two fixtures.

The Serbian side were thrashed 6-1 by PSG in their previous tie, which drew accusations of match-fixing by the French giants – who have denied the allegations.

Red Star supporters have been banned from attending the clash at Anfield due to a punishment received from UEFA for a pitch invasion in August's Champions League qualifiers vs RB Salzburg, though the Merseyside Police are still planning for additional protective measures since 1,000 Red Star fans had travelled to the club's last game against PSG.

Liverpool registered their first win in five matches in all competitions with Saturday's sluggish 1-0 win to Huddersfield, and will be eager to return to winning and goal-scoring ways in Europe when they host the Serbian side at Anfield.

The Reds looked far from their best in their most recent European loss to Napoli despite kicking off their Champions League campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win over the French giants, but a congested October schedule that consisted of facing Chelsea twice and Manchester City at home has seemed to put a strain of fatigue on the home side.

Salah ended his goal drought with his strike against Huddersfield to mark half a century of goals scored in the Premier League for both Chelsea and Liverpool, and will be eager to get off the mark against Red Star.