Dejan Lovren is one of those players who can never seem to find a middle ground. The Croatian defender either punches well above his weight in terms of his level of performance, or finds himself having a shocker, and Friday night was the latter.
“I’m sure if we had played a couple of seasons ago here we would have struggled.
“We have learned from these previous seasons how to play these difficult games and we did it quite well.”
Dejan Lovren reflects on our win at @Wolves.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 22 December 2018
There is absolutely no better Christmas present for the Reds than what this weekend has brought them so far. Not only did they kick off the weekend in style with a controlled 2-0 win away at Wolves but they also were given the festive surprise of a Crystal Palace away win at The Etihad. However, they won’t be celebrating just yet, and if Lovren plays how he did on Friday again, then it’s far from over.
The Croatian defender seemed to struggle with Nuno Espirito Santo’s side’s directness in attack, and the conditions certainly will not have helped the ex-Southampton man on the night either. Jurgen Klopp started the season with Joe Gomez partnering Virgil van Dijk but now the Englishman is injured the responsibility is Lovrens to step up and perform, and he will definitely need to do better than he did two days ago if the Kopites are serious about winning the league.
You can read the Reds’ thoughts on Lovren’s display here:
Man talks more than he should
— Karan Dedge (@LFC_Karan) December 22, 2018
This Guy was horrific yesterday.
— Yasir Malick (@YacirMalick) December 22, 2018
You were back to the old you yesterday Dejan.
— Tomor Macastena (@tomormacastena) December 22, 2018
Can’t wait for your spring capitulation
— Gary (@GJenkin89977612) December 22, 2018
But Lovern doesn't translate his words on the pitch. He was horrible in first half.
— Gabriel Owegngom (@GabrielOwegngom) December 22, 2018
SOMEONE STOP THIS MAN
— yeet (@ilyahi) December 22, 2018
Please ask Louvren to shut up, he made a few errors yesterday and when he gets the ball at the back my heart races.
— The Red man YNWA (@YNWAExile) December 22, 2018
Klopp should dropped him, he is the weak link in the team
— rhmprk-bjust (@rahim226) 22 December 2018
The Reds have little to no faith in Lovren when he’s dropping clangers, and they’ll be desperate for him to improve ahead of their Anfield clash with Newcastle on Boxing Day.
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