Dejan Lovren is a controversial player in Europe. Signed by Liverpool in the 2014/2015 season, the Croatian has his Reds story marked by inconsistency. He made some great matches, scored that memorable goal against Borussia Dortmund in Europa League and shows love for LFC. On the other hand, he made some terrible games, commited basic mistakes for a defender and it was considered a liability by many Reds fans.
The arrival of Virgil Van Dijk in the last transfer window, however, made the Croatian stronger. Playing on the left side of the defense, Lovren was an important player on a great season for Liverpool. He started the World Cup in good form.
And he kept that in Russia. Amongside a great squad, Lovren is a key player for Croatia, that reaches in the first time of their history, the World Cup final. After the victory agains England, Dejan said some strong words to Bein Sports.
Watch it on the video below:
Dejan Lovren to BeIN Sports tonight “people should recognise now that I am one of the best defenders in the world” pic.twitter.com/HP1VJmYYyh
— Matt Critchley (@MattCritchley1) 11 de julho de 2018
Those words can be funny coming of someone so criticised until a few months and that have his starting lineup spot questioned by lots of Liverpool fans. But, at the same time, shows the confidence that Dejan Loven gained under Jürgen Klopp’s command and playing alongside Van Dijk. You can laugh about Dejan Lovren right now or in the past. But keeping this level of focus, play and confidence, yes, he can be right.