Liverpool were on the verge of running away with all three points against Arsenal at the weekend, only to be pegged back by a fine Alexandre Lacazette goal with less than 10 minutes of normal time left to play.
The Reds currently top one of the toughest groups in the Champions League, but with Napoli and PSG also vying for a top-two finish, this game offers them the chance to go clear at the top of the group.
The Reds scored 4 goals against the Serbians when they met two weeks back at Anfield. They have scored 9 goals in their last three competitive games and they seem to be getting better as the season progresses, would they rain goals again in Serbia here?
Red Star are currently bottom of the group after they were beaten 4-0 by Liverpool in their last Champions League game. They earned a point against Napoli in their only home game so far, and they would be hoping that they can get that kind of result here again.
Beating or earning a draw against Liverpool may not help them qualify for the Europa League or the Champions League next round, but it would blow the lid on this group wide open.
This will be Liverpool’s first away game against Crvena Zvezda in European competition since October 1973, when they lost 2-1 in the first leg of a Last 16 tie in the European Cup/Champions League.