Dejan Lovren

Feb 122017
 
Dejan Lovren's New Contract: Why John? Why?

By Aaron Cawley. Throughout their illustrious history, Liverpool have always had top quality centre backs. Players like Sami Hyypia, Phil Thompson, Alan Hansen, Jamie Carragher, Phil Neal and Stéphane Henchoz, all invoke memories of sturdy Liverpool defences that didn’t get turned over too easily. Embed from Getty Images Liverpool have missed a strong pillar at the heart of its defence since Jamie Carragher retired in 2013, and over the last four years they’ve become some what of a leaky ship in defence. Brendan Rodgers attempted to plug the leaks when he brought in Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren, but with the continue reading

Nov 302016
 
Why Liverpool Fans Should Show Lovren Some Love

Obdurate: stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action. There are a three main reasons people would choose to be the above. 1) It could be a specific belief where you actually think you’re right. 2) It may be that your knowledge of a certain subject is so vastly superior to everyone else’s, you really are right. 3) But it’s probably just that you’ve nailed your colours to the mast so vociferously, running around like a deranged know-it-all, that you run the danger of being proved a tad wrong. A tiny bit. Although I’d like to think that continue reading

Dec 262015
 
Liverpool 1, Leicester 0 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 1, Leicester City 0 Anfield, Liverpool (44,123) Liverpool scorer: Benteke 63′ (pen) Player Ratings Simon Mignolet – 7 Made a couple of good saves on his return to the side, including an important one in the first half from Mahrez which he managed to divert over the bar. Nathaniel Clyne – 6.5 More of the same from the steady Liverpool and England right back. Does his defensive duties well and gets forward when needed, but can improve his play in the final third. Dejan Lovren – 7.5 Replaced Skrtel at right centre-back and looked to be a slight improvement continue reading

Oct 292014
 
Liverpool 2, Swansea City 1 - LFC Player Ratings & Tactics

Liverpool 2, Swansea City 1 Anfield, Liverpool (42,582) Liverpool scorers: Balotelli (86′), Lovren (90′+5) Swansea City scorer: Emnes (65′) Player Ratings Brad Jones – 6.5 Was in good positions to make some routine saves, and handled well from an awkward Shelvey free kick. Was good off his line and sweeping up, but critics might say Mignolet, with his bigger one-on-one presence, would have saved Emnes’s shot for the Swansea goal. Javier Manquillo – 7.5 Held his own against the tricky Jefferson Montero, and could claim to have won the battle. Plenty of other full-backs have, and will, struggle against the Ecuadorian. Was asked continue reading

Aug 102014
 
Liverpool 4, Borussia Dortmund 0 - Liverpool Tactics

Liverpool 4, Borussia Dortmund 0 Anfield, Liverpool (43,980) Liverpool scorers: Sturridge (10′), Lovren (13′), Coutinho (49′), Henderson (61′) Liverpool easily dispatched a below par Borussia Dortmund side at Anfield, in their last pre-season game of the summer. The game saw Anfield debuts for a number of players, and gave fans the opportunity to see new signings Dejan Lovren and Javier Manquillo in a Liverpool shirt for the first time. Both impressed in a new look back four, and there was noticeably more communication from Mignolet to the players in front of him – not just the defence. That said, much continue reading

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