Liverpool’s hopes of qualifying for this season’s Champions League knockout rounds suffered a blow on Tuesday night with that shock 2-0 defeat away at Red Star Belgrade.
While Jurgen Klopp anticipated a difficult evening in front of Red Star’s hostile fans at the Stadion Rajko Mitić, the Liverpool boss still would have expected for his players to secure all three points.
However, the Reds left themselves with a mountain to climb after conceding two goals in seven first-half minutes.
Both goals were scored by the same man: Milan Pavkov, a 24-year-old centre-forward who reportedly works part-time as an electrician.
The 6ft 4in striker powered home his first of the night courtesy of a header from a Marko Marin corner. He then doubled his tally - and Red Star’s advantage - with a long-range effort which embarrassed Alisson Becker.
Pavkov’s brace amused the Everton fan account @TheKendallEnd on Twitter.
They posted the following tweet shortly after his two goals: “This is Milan Pavkov he's an electrician and also works at his fathers grocery store. On his day off he's putting two past Liverpool football club,” followed by 19 laughing emojis.
They even tagged in Jamie Carragher for good measure.
However, the Liverpool fan account @TheAnfieldWrap have now come back with the perfect response.
Check it out here…
Now that’s what you call a burn.
Needless to say, Liverpool fans are loving the tweet. Here are some of the best replies…
Despite losing to Red Star, Liverpool still find themselves level on points from Group C leaders Napoli.
However, the defeat puts more pressure on the players ahead of their final group matches against Paris Saint-Germain (November 28) and Napoli (December 11).
Beat PSG later this month and Liverpool will be through to the next round.
That, though, will be much easier said than done - despite the fact they outclassed the Parisians at Anfield in September.
Liverpool’s players must now ensure this blip doesn’t turn into a wobble - and they can do that by returning to winning ways against Fulham on Sunday lunchtime.