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Liverpool have a player in the World Cup final but not the one that many would have bet on at the start of the tournament. Dejan Lovren’s Croatia overcame Jordan Henderson’s England, despite going a goal down early on in the game.

Croatia have been one of the more impressive sides in the tournament and they made a recovery first through Ivan Perisic and then Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal in extra-time.

While it was heartbreak for the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Henderson, Lovren does deserve some good fortune as he has been incredible for us since that defeat to Tottenham at Wembley when he was substituted in under 30 minutes.

The former Southampton man has gone through a lot during his time at Liverpool but now he has a chance of being a World Cup winner as Croatia face France in the final.

As expected, Twitter went crazy for “Lovren nation” and here are some of the best reactions to Croatia and Dejan making it to the final.

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Rant of the day: Jurgen Klopp should stick to the 4-2-3-1, thanks to these two players

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Xherdan Shaqiri seems to be making waves at Liverpool after his latest showing against Fulham. The Reds were far from their best and needed some quick-thinking to open the scoring before Shaqiri made it 2-0 with a great volley.

The Swiss attacker possibly was the best player on the pitch. The former Stoke man has fitted well into the Liverpool team with Jurgen Klopp deploying a 4-2-3-1 several times this season.

This is one conundrum that Klopp might have to look into. Liverpool were playing a fluid and attacking 4-3-3 last season, however, the German has opted for a 4-2-3-1 this season.

There has been a dual effect with this change. Liverpool aren’t scoring goals for fun or tearing teams down, but we aren’t conceding many too.

Fabinho Liverpool

In fact, we have only conceded five goals from 12 Premier League games, which is an incredible record considering how leaky our defence was when Klopp arrived.

It isn’t just Shaqiri who has done well in this new formation. Fabinho started his Liverpool career slowly but now seems to be doing well.

The Brazilian still lacks a bit of speed but hopefully, he will get better as the season progresses.

Big decisions lying ahead for Liverpool

Shoehorning Shaqiri and Fabinho might have taken some doing, but the pair certainly make us a tougher team to break down and better in attack this season.

Our front trio from the previous campaign as just not looking as fluid as before. Mohamed Salah is scoring the goals because he is leading the attack now, and his relationship with Shaqiri has helped us to a couple of goals this season.

Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane aren’t going great guns and Shaqiri has actually looked the most threatening of our attackers, once we take Salah out of the equation.

Fabinho has done a decent job as the midfield destroyer but he is yet to adjust his game to Premier League conditions.

The Brazilian was great in our 4-0 win over Red Star but hasn’t been able to replicate that kind of form in the Premier League games.

However, Klopp shouldn’t think of going back to a 4-3-3 yet since we are doing pretty well in the league this season.

The Reds are tougher to break down, which is a great sign going into the rest of the season, and Fabinho will only get better with more time under his belt.

The pair weren’t the biggest names when we signed them or even the most expensive, but they have made us a rounded team.

It is difficult not seeing the attacking football from last season every game. However, if we remain challengers for the Premier League crown, it will be another step in the right direction.

Read more: “It is not easy but I’m trying” – Liverpool star opens up about huge price tag and how he wants to improve

Klopp has tweaked his formation effectively this season, and a stronger Liverpool in all aspects is the final product.

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“We would take Pulisic or Fekir” – Some Liverpool fans want winter signing as journalist shoots down interest in £85m star

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James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo has claimed that the Reds are not interested in launching a bid for Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele in January.

Liverpool have been linked with a massive £85million (h/t Liverpool Echo) deal for the French forward, however, the report claims that Jurgen Klopp is not willing to buy players in January as he believes the team can challenge on all fronts.

The French attacker joined the Catalan giants from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £135million (h/t Liverpool Echo), but injuries have hurt his progress at Barcelona.

Pearce did believe that Klopp could spend in the winter window only if we are dealt with a number of injuries.

Liverpool are second in the Premier League and have a decent chance of making it out of their Champions League group too.

However, some fans were not happy with the report from Pearce and wanted the club to sign an attacking midfielder in the winter window.

Read more: Liverpool target’s agent claims player is happy at current club

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Liverpool target doesn’t rule out moving to the Premier League in the future

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Christian Pulisic hasn’t ruled out playing in the Premier League someday. The American is one of the best youngsters in the Bundesliga and was brought to Borussia Dortmund by Jurgen Klopp.

The Express reports that Liverpool have been linked with a move for the 20-year-old.

Pulisic was quoted by the Express as saying:

“England, the Premier League, is a league where lots of kids dream of playing.

“So there is no reason why maybe one day I won’t play here.”

The Express adds that Klopp bid £11million for the American in 2016 but Dortmund rejected that offer. Pulisic has helped the club to the top of the Bundesliga this season and has two goals and two assists.

The report adds that Manchester United are also interested in the 20-year-old, and could rival any bid made by the Anfield giants.

The American added that he is enjoying his season with the Germans and knows that tabloid tales are part of the game.

Pulisic would be a wonderful addition to the team, and the youngster can play in a number of positions in the attacking third.

Read more: “It is not easy but I’m trying” – Liverpool star opens up about huge price tag and how he wants to improve

The 20-year-old would not come on the cheap, however, Klopp can make the American better at Anfield. It will be interesting to see what happens in the winter window, and if we get Pulisic, it would be the blockbuster deal of the January window,

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