Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement

Lovren hails Croatia's historic World Cup achievement

Lovren, 29, has largely failed to set Anfield alight since moving from Southampton in 2014, often coming under fire for a lack of consistency at the back, though last season the Croat defender was instrumental in Liverpool's journey to the Champions League final.

Reaching the final caps a hugely impressive 2018 for Lovren, who came through a hard run of form for Liverpool to play a key part in reaching the UEFA Champions League final in May.

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.

"But I like to challenge these strikers and to show to everyone that I'm one of the best defenders".

"I cannot imagine what will happen if Croatia were to win the World Cup, I really can't".

Did England attempt to score while Croatia celebrated second goal?
Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in the 109th minute and Croatia shocked England , rallying for 2-1 victory Wednesday. The ball found Mandzukic in stride and he drove a left-footed shot past diving English goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Lovren told CNN that they are a small country, only four million people and have big talent in their squad.

"This is something we'll never forget". "After everything that's been said before the game, we showed our character and that we deserve to be in the final". Before this game they said we are exhausted but we showed in extra-time we had fresher legs than them. We beat our record from 20 years ago.

Dalic refused to confirm whether right back Sime Vrsaljko would miss the game, after the Atletico Madrid player came off in extra time against Russian Federation.

"I'm completely happy. I'm happy that he used the little advice we gave him in the last few years in a very good way".

The proud Croatian said that team-mate Luka Modric deserves the Ballon d'Or if his side prevail against France this weekend and added that it will be a massive occasion for Croatia.

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