By 90Min
June 17, 2018

Liverpool fans took to social media on Saturday night following Croatia's opening win over Nigeria in the World Cup - all to praise much-maligned defender Dejan Lovren. 

The Liverpool centre-back started and impressed in what was a pretty convincing victory for Croatia, helping his nation to a clean sheet to top Group D after one game. Lovren featured heavily for his club side and despite improved performances as had critics since arriving at Anfield. 

Becoming a cert in Jurgen Klopp's backline and forming a partnership with Virgil van Dijk has helped the 28-year-old defender to be the same on the international stage for Croatia. 


Lovren played 43 times for Liverpool last season and played a key part in their run to the Champions League final where they lost out to Real Madrid in Kiev. 

Though despite seeing him week in, week out, Reds fans were left pleasantly surprised by his confident display and in droves showed support for Lovren, looking forward to see what he can deliver for Liverpool next season. 


Here are some of the positive tweets from Liverpool fans after last night's game..

Lovren and Croatia will aim to replicate their performance again when they come up against Argentina on Thursday in Nizhny Novgorod for the second group game in Russia.

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