Xherdan Shaqiri, Jordan Henderson and Nathaniel Clyne are not included. The decision not to travel with Shaqiri could come back to haunt us big time. That's the world. Politics has always influenced life - on the planet I live at least. The video of the insult quickly spread on social media as you would expect and gave the fans at home some idea of one of the hottest atmospheres in world football.
"For the club, Belgrade, Serbia and the whole region tomorrow is an important occasion, and we are looking forward to a spectacle".
"It was a hard situation if you want, usually you don't think about things like that before a game but we had to think about it". That's why we're here, to play football. "We didn't want a story beside a football story and that's why we decided", he said.
Liverpool have left Swiss global Xherdan Shaqiri out of the squad for Tuesday's Champions League tie at Red Star Belgrade, saying they were uncertain over what sort of reception he would receive in the Serbian capital.
The Merseysiders warmed up for the game with a hard fought 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Saturday night with Alexandre Lacazette cancelling out James Milner's strike to leave them sitting third in the Premier League table but Liverpool know it's European matters at hand today.
Both Naby Keita and Dejan Lovren have travelled with the squad to Belgrade and are in contention of being selected for the tie.
Much is being made of the intimidating atmosphere that awaits Liverpool's players inside the Rajko Mitic Stadium but defender Andy Robertson has urged his team-mates to lean on their experiences away from home past year.
After the Premier League side's routine 4-0 win over the Serbs last month, the former Bayern Munich victor said he could "handle it, no problem", in reference to playing in Serbia.
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Sadio Mane has scored 11 goals in his last 12 appearances for Liverpool in the Champions League, with the most recent of those coming against Red Star in a 4-0 win.
Republic of Ireland underage global Caoimhin Kelleher has been called up to the Liverpool squad to travel to Serbia to face Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.