Liverpool legend Aldridge branded Lovren 'accident waiting to happen' before Croatia triumph

Heather Diaz
July 13, 2018

"I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League and now with my national team we are in the final".

Klopp's comments come after Lovren claimed that based on his recent exploits, including with the Reds in the Champions League, people should view him as one of the world's best defenders.

"From my point of view I had people saying I had a hard season but I don't agree with that", he told beIN Sports.

Lovren was instrumental in helping Croatia come from behind against England on Wednesday to secure their place in Sunday's final with France.

"I live in England and have two players in the England team, so I was a little bit more for England", he said.

Tour de France 2018: stage three
BMC Racing team in the third stage of the Tour de France. "It's amusing because at the end of the day it's just another bike race. Times were taken from the fourth rider on each eight-man team to cross the line.

Memories turned back to him being substituted off after half an hour for Liverpool against Tottenham last October, when he went head to head with Harry Kane.

The Liverpool centre back also said his country was now thirsty for "revenge" over France in Sunday's showpiece as they seek to banish the memory of their semi-final defeat to same nation 20 years ago. We showed our character, we showed that we deserved to be in the final and people should respect us. We've had this weight on our shoulders all the time, and now people will never forget us.

"[In Croatia] we went through a lot of s***, war, all these things and even now the situation is not the best". Lovren agreed that the first 45 minutes was tough as his side failed to take control of the ball. Before this game they said we are exhausted but we showed in extra-time we had fresher legs than them.

"Modric is not one of the best, [he is] the best midfield player in the world and if we win this World Cup he deserves the Ballon d'Or".

He added: "Today everyone in Croatia and around the world knows that we managed to make history".

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