Fearing Tuesday's clash as the potential stage for political statements to be thrown around due to Shaqiri's mere presence at Stadion Rajko Mitic, Liverpool have taken the precaution of leaving Shaqiri at home to avoid the midweek clash becoming the venue for anything other than a Champions League game.
"I will not make it "Shaqiri said" or "wanted" actually".
"We are Liverpool, a big club, a football team but we don't have any message further than that". That's why we are here, to play football.
There is a lot at stake for Red Star Belgrade heading into Tuesday night's game, as they will be eliminated from Europe's elite club competition if they lose to Liverpool FC and Napoli win at home against Paris Saint-Germain.
"We are in Serbia, we respect that 100 per cent".
Known as "The Brain" for his tactical contributions, Buvac has a widespread knowledge of European football, but Klopp said that he had not picked the 57-year-old's mind ahead of Tuesday's match in Belgrade.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has made three changes to the team that started against Arsenal this weekend, for their UEFA Champions League contest against Crvena Zvezda. "We need to be concentrated all the time, because every pause and the smallest little thing is immediately punished".
Clyney is ill and will not be involved, but Dejan and Naby are back in the travelling squad.
Last season's runners-up are now top of Group C and one point clear of Napoli at the midway point of the group stage.
The Reds now occupy top spot in their Champions League group and will want to replicate their 4-0 result in the last meeting between the two sides.
Klopp should stick to the front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, and Mohamed Salah. Red Star Belgrade, now known as Crvena Zvezda, lost 4-0 to the Reds at Anfield two weeks ago but with their fans banned from that fixture, there was little trouble reported. "Prediction is Liverpool 2 Red Star Belgrade 0".