'I have heard so many wonderful things about the city of Belgrade, and the country of Serbia as a whole, from friends and colleagues who've visited before, so now I'm really looking forward to taking Liverpool there for a great game of Champions League football'.
All competitions? Didn't he score against Red Star?
They got a hard group stage draw when PSG and Napoli came out of the hat with them but they continued their excellent European form with an opening round win against the Ligue 1 champions to put themselves in pole position.
"They were on their bikes and we had to deal with the situation".
Liverpool reached the Champions League final last season, their run including a tight win over Roma in the last four.
Two weeks later, Red Star - playing in front of a loud and passionate home crowd - kept Liverpool's fearsome attacking unit quiet and, in Pavkov, had their own star striker. The Reds are on six points, the same number as leaders Napoli, and one more than PSG.
Changes were needed and Klopp acted swiftly, bringing on Roberto Firmino and Joe Gomez at half-time for Sturridge and Trent Alexander-Arnold. Red Star drew 0-0 with Napoli in their previous home game. "We can perform a lot better than the two [away] games we've had [against Napoli and Red Star], they've been off days and we need to look at that, of course we do".
The decision to leave Xherdan Shaqiri back in Britain due to political tensions will now be questioned as the Swiss international's guile to break down a defence was badly missed. At the World Cup in Russian Federation, both Shaqiri and Switzerland teammate Granit Xhaka celebrated goals against Serbia by using their hands to make a nationalist eagle symbol of their ethnic Albanian heritage. One defeat is not the end of the world for Klopp's men.
BATE have managed just two wins in their last 15 Europa League games (D5 L8), scoring 13 goals and conceding 33.