Red Star Belgrade produced one of the biggest upsets of this season's Champions League by beating Liverpool 2-0 on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT), reviving memories of their time as one of Europe's top football teams. It was reported that a dispute between Buvač and Klopp was the reason behind his decision to leave, but it remains unclear.
"We had the first big chance with Daniel (Sturridge), a very big one".
A few minutes later El Fardou Ben Nabouhane, Red Star's top scorer, brought a fine save out of Alisson with a powerful drive from long distance.
Milan Pavkov (Red Star Belgrade): Any number of Red Star's defensive shield could lay claim to the award, but it has to go to the man whose two first-half strikes have clinched a famous result.
And it has ultimately left Liverpool with real work to do in their final games away to PSG and at home to Napoli. Four points from their last two games would be enough to guarantee the Reds' progress to the last 16.
"We can perform a lot better than the two [away] games we've had [against Napoli and Red Star], they've been off days and we need to look at that, of course we do".
Pavkov, a surprise starter up front, gave Red Star a 22nd-minute lead when he headed home from the edge of the six-yard box after a Marko Marin corner from the right.
Liverpool FC head into the game fresh from their 1-1 Premier League draw at Arsenal on Saturday night. Now, Liverpool is far from out, but not getting three points here could prove huge come the end of the group stage.
With Shaqiri not being part of the travelling party, no changes are likely in the attacking trident for the Reds, with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, both of whom scored in the last game against Crvena Zvezda, expected to slot in on the flanks, while Roberto Firmino spearheads the attack.
"The atmosphere noise wise was not a problem for us".
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, the German tactician said, "We will take pretty much everyone".
The 24-year-old, whose career has stalled badly following his £20 million move to Anfield from Benfica in 2014, was caught liking a tweet celebrating Red Star's victory over Liverpool.
"They time-wasted and we lost momentum but to come in 2-0 down wasn't like us and we've got to take full responsibility and make sure that doesn't happen again".