Dejan Lovren was the fall guy once again where Sergio Aguero’s goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City on Thursday night was concerned. The Croatian didn’t deal well enough with Leroy Sane in the build up to the goal and then was too slow to react as Aguero found space to fire home. There’s no doubt that Lovren has improved in the year since Virgil van Dijk arrived at Anfield but a leopard doesn’t change its spots and the former Southampton man will always have a mistake in him. The Reds have managed to keep on plugging since Joe Gomez went down injured, but it was apparent once again on Thursday that the Englishman is a superior option to Lovren. When Aguero is around you cannot switch off for a single second and unfortunately that was what Lovren did for the goal, and that’s why he has received such fierce criticism from the team’s fans.
Live4Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
Lovren is just awful ??????????? #LFC
— Paul Burke (@burkov_p2005) January 3, 2019
— Curtis M (@CurtyM90) January 3, 2019
Lovren can’t cope.
— ????SaferStop.LFC?? (@SaferStop) January 3, 2019
— Vinny (@Vincent_LFC) January 3, 2019
Lovren has been awful, his touch, he is slow.
— Rob (@Flexerhh) January 3, 2019
How many times???
SELL LOVREN!!! @LFC
— TheFootyDave (@TheFootyDave) January 3, 2019
— enzo (@EnzoLFC_) January 3, 2019
Absolute TRASH defending from Lovren. #LFC
— Sam Cares (@SamCares11) January 3, 2019
Mane unlucky but too wasteful again! Heavy first touches! Gini at sea! Lovren a massive liability at the back! Time for Klopp to get rid of him! There’s too much he can’t do in that defence that’s creating more problems! #lfc #ynwa
— Eldrick Yid ???? (@eldrick4u2) January 3, 2019
Do you think we could tie a flag to Lovren's head and call him the corner flag? He might be less useless that way. #LFC
— Ben Harris (@PanzerHarris) January 3, 2019