Liverpool’s UEFA Champions League aspirations suffered a blow Tuesday with a 2-0 defeat by Red Star Belgrade at Rajko Mitic Stadium.

A quickfire double from Milan Pavkov midway through the first half gave the Serbian title-holders control of a tie the Reds had hoped to win to consolidate top spot in Group C.

But Jurgen Klopp’s men could not find a way back into the game and, with their points total therefore staying at six, will need to gain results from their remaining Champions League games against Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli.

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