Liverpool fans took to Twitter to praise the performance of Dejan Lovren in their 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday after his comments were posted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Lovren has found himself on the outskirts of the Liverpool squad in recent times, which is understandable when considering the superb form of both Virgil Van Dijk and Joel Matip. However, following an injury to his Cameroonian team-mate, Lovren has stepped into the Liverpool defence to great effect.
Lovren, who famously described himself as one of the world’s best defenders in 2018, continues to be selected ahead of Joe Gomez in place of Matip. The Croatian has impressed in his two Premier League games this season; earning a solid 7.51 average rating (WhoScored). And, he defender once again proved himself a reliable back-up in Liverpool’s weekend win over Spurs, receiving a 7.4 rating.
The 30-year-old has a 100% record in the games he has featured in for Liverpool this season and fans will be hoping that the good luck continues should he feature in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup fixture at home to Arsenal.
Some of the best reactions to Lovren’s form and his performance against Spurs can be seen in the tweets from Liverpool fans below.
“We knew we would have another chance and we did it. It’s a massive, massive win.”
Dejan Lovren on yesterday's victory ?
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 28, 2019
Yes Dejan, it was massive. Thank you.
— HM (@Iconic_Firmino) October 28, 2019
Lovern this season – 4 games 4 wins. Not bad so far.
— J Grim (@GrimClayRob) October 28, 2019
love his mindset tbh
— ??? ?? ?? (@ultminji) October 28, 2019
Always win when Dejan plays,
— DudungHenderson (@Gacoooorrrr48) October 28, 2019
— Obieze Agoruah (@obie2cute) October 28, 2019
He was outstanding in yesterday’s match
— rainmaker (@Raynmayker) October 28, 2019
Lovren is clearly doing enough to win over some of the Liverpool fanbase after his recent strong performances.
What do we think?
Having joined from Southampton in 2014, it was perhaps always likely that with Liverpool’s emphatic progression under Jurgen Klopp that the squad would outgrow players such as Lovren. However, the defender has shown that he can be good enough to play in this Liverpool side and provides experienced back-up to the likes of Van Dijk, Matip and Joe Gomez. He has even scored some important goals in his time at Anfield, with Liverpool fans in no hurry to forget the classic 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund, in which Lovren scored a late winner.
In the future, it would be no surprise to see Lovren move on, but for now, he remains just as important as ever for Klopp’s title hopefuls.