Red Star Belgrade v Liverpool: Champions League – live!

What a tunnel! It takes over a minute for the players to walk from the dressing-rooms to the pitch through a narrow red and white tunnel with brick walls. BT Sport pundit Steve McManaman reckons it’s “had a lick of paint, it’s normally covered in graffiti and it’s really intimidating”.

Not long now: Red Star’s Marakana Stadium seems lively these evening, with BT Sport pundit Rafael Honigstein reporting that the crowds have been singing assorted chants not particularly suitable for a family audience. It’s quite the cauldron tonight and as the accompanying photo shows, the local constabulary have been getting involved.

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