Dejan Lovren has not had the best of times in a Liverpool jersey in recent weeks. The Croatian defender has had his problems related to injuries and use of pain-killers but the nail in the proverbial coffin was his performance against Tottenham.
The former Southampton man had a horrendous outing and was taken off after half an hour, where his two mistakes led to two goals. Things got worse for him when his family was attacked by a Liverpool supporter on social media, with death threats being sent to the defender.
That was an appalling situation and no player should ever have to deal with such threats from any person, irrespective of how good or bad they have been for the club.
While the Croatian has not played a minute since being taken off against Spurs, he did win something nevertheless, it was the player of the month award for the month of October (Liverpool Echo).
Lovren was voted the best, where he just edged out Mohamed Salah. But both players were on 33%. It would come as a surprise to many as Salah was leading the race for the Liverpool player of the month award for a while.
The Croatian did not play against Huddersfield last week and also did not take part in the win over Maribor in the Champions League. Initially, Lovren was included in the starting XI against Huddersfield but he was “injured” during the warm-up and was replaced by Klavan.
While we should get behind Lovren and not ridicule or abuse him due to his tough times off the pitch, winning this award seems a little out of order given that he didn’t even play in one of the games during the month.
Salah should have been the rightful winner, thanks to his performances, and he has been our best player this season. Lovren, on the other hand, has struggled for form and might be replaced by someone coming in the winter window.
For now, we have him as one of our first-choice defenders and hopefully, this period away from the first-team will help him get his mojo back and also lead to better performances and more clean sheets.
Blow for Liverpool as Chelsea look set to seal £60million deal for Bundesliga star
The American has been one of the most exciting players in the Bundesliga for a couple of years, and losing him to Chelsea would be a huge blow.
The report adds that the American wants to leave in the summer and that Dortmund want to cash in on the player. The fee for the youngster has not been decided between Chelsea and the Bundesliga side, but the report claims it is around £60million.
Pulisic has somewhat been overshadowed by the form of Jadon Sancho as the English youngster has helped Dortmund to an unbeaten start in the Bundesliga.
The youngster is used more as a substitute these days in the Bundesliga by Dortmund and a fresh challenge will do him some good.
The 20-year-old would be an excellent signing for us as he has the potential to be one of the best in the world.
“This one is definitely the answer” – Former Tottenham boss claims this Liverpool star is the signing of the season
Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood shared his opinion on who the best signing has been in the Premier League this season.
“They needed to fix a problem they had, and a goalkeeper was obviously a problem for Liverpool.
“They’ve tried to sign goalkeepers in the past and it hasn’t been the answer – this one is definitely the answer.
“He’s outstanding on his feet, he sets the moves off very quickly but most importantly, he keeps the ball out the net. He makes big saves at the right time.
“He has quiet periods in games then he makes a huge save – and that is, for me, a tell-tale sign of a world class goalie.”
Alisson has made several top quality saves since joining Liverpool. The one against Eden Hazard vs Chelsea, the point-blank save off Andre Gomes in the Merseyside derby and his latest was the incredible last-minute save in the Napoli tie.
Sherwood talked up that save in the Champions League and claimed it was Peter Schmeichel-esque. The Englishman also claimed that the Brazilian would have saved the Demba Ba goal during that incredible 2013-14 season where we missed the title.
“You can’t win zero without a good goalkeeper. Right now, Liverpool, they haven’t got the best but they’re right up there with the top three keepers in the Premier League.”
The former AS Roma keeper has conceded just 7 goals from 17 Premier League games, and it will be interesting to see if he can keep more clean sheets in the remainder of the campaign.
“Dont know where he goes from here now” – Some Liverpool fans concerned about youngster returning from loan deal
Ovie Ejaria is set to return to Liverpool and end his loan spell with Rangers early. The club released a statement regarding the 21-year-old who scored two goals in 28 games for Steven Gerrard’s side. The release added this was the best move for all involved.
“However, following discussions between the two clubs, as well as Ejaria and his family, it has been determined an early return to the Reds is in the best interests of all parties concerned.”
The release thanked the Scottish giants for helping the 21-year-old Englishman, and it will be interesting to see what the next step for the youngster would be.
Ejaria is one of the highly rated players in our youth system but for some reason, things just did not work out for him at Rangers.
We have another star on loan at Rangers in Ryan Kent, and the winger has been doing pretty well at the club. Many Liverpool fans chipped in with their thoughts regarding the return of Ejaria, and here are some reactions from Twitter.
Decent player in there, wrong attitude
— Craigy 🇬🇧 (@CraigyC1872) December 15, 2018
Struggle to get near the first team. Technically very good. But went missing on several games in Scotland.
— Craig welsh (@welshy2686) December 15, 2018
Boys got bags of ability.When he’s in the mood he’s a joy to watch.Far too inconsistent and pushed off the ball easily.
— Blue (@jmcm1872) December 15, 2018
Bit worrying considering you know Stevie G would have given him a fair crack.
— Koda (@KodaK203) December 15, 2018
Welcome back lad!! Get back in the mix with 1st team #YNWA
— GeorgeDoors (@stardorman) December 15, 2018
Decent back up for the FA Cup, would rather Harry Wilson but we need all the squad depth we can get!
— James Taylor ❄️🎄🍺 (@Taylor28284) December 15, 2018
Couldn’t settle in Scotland. Feels Scot prem is levels below the English u23 development league
— Tony McKenna (@tmaclfc) December 15, 2018
Dont know where he goes from here now..
— The Donfather🇬🇧🏴 (@DougieDon1) December 15, 2018
Seems a decent kid but most of the games simply passed him by and I just can’t see him surviving at any high level of football. Good luck to him.
— FollowFollowGru (@FollowFollowGru) December 15, 2018
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