Watch: Klopp and Trent's pre-Red Star Belgrade press conference

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24th October 2018
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Jurgen Klopp and spoke to assembled media ahead of Liverpool's Group C meeting with on Wednesday night.

The Reds face the Serbian side at , looking to make amends for their 1-0 defeat against in the last round of fixtures.

Jurgen Klopp's side currently sit in second in the table, a point behind leaders Napoli and level with on three points.

Whilst Red Star are seen as the whipping boys of Group C, Klopp stressed that his side would not treat the game with complacency, warning his players to be ready for a 'really hard fight'.

“I know that they are able to defend and able to create as well,” he explained.

“Different possibilities to lineup, different strikers—tall, quick—good footballers, good headers, full-backs are really leggy, on their bikes and quick, very offensive-orientated.

“They have a clear structure, so that's what they can do offensively, and defensively, Serbian teams are always well organised.

“They know to defend, they are not bothered to be a bit more aggressive, so we need to be ready for a really hard fight, we need to fight for each little square-metre of space with all we have.

“For that we need our crowd, that's very important. Atmosphere can make the difference and that's what we have to make sure again."

Klopp, who was joined by youngster Alexander-Arnold, also gave a fitness update on his side, ruling out both Naby Keita and with hamstring injuries.

Meanwhile, Klopp confirmed that Sadio Mane, and are in contention for Wednesday night's fixture.

Watch Klopp and Trent's full press conference above.

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