Dejan Lovren reveals Liverpool ‘shame’ on Watford loss
According to Liverpool Echo, Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren admitted that he and the team felt ashamed of their 3-0 loss to Watford at Vicarage Road. The defeat ended a 44-game unbeaten run stretching all the way back to January 2018.
It was a lacklustre performance by the Merseysiders and were stung hard by the Hornets, who are 19th in the table. A brace from Ismaila Sarr and a late strike by Troy Deeney condemned the Reds to a well-deserved 3-0 loss.
A number of players picked up slack for their performance. The Croatian defender was particularly ridiculed by fans following his first start in months.
Lovren refused to make excuses for the defeat and admitted his hurt at the strange result.
“It’s strange, to be honest. It hurts, really hurts”
Lovren was candid in accepting that the team was found wanting from the kick-off and thoroughly deserved loss. He went on to term it a wake-up call for him and his team.
The Croatian went onto assert that his side deserved nothing out of the game and the lessons learned from the defeat will hold them in good stead for the rest of the season.
“We should have done better. There is no excuse for that performance.”
Klopp unhappy at performance
The 30-year-old went on to add that the manager Jurgen Klopp was unhappy about the performance and let it be known in the dressing room after the match.
“I think the manager knows we are missing something.”
Lovren pinpointed the club’s inability to win the second ball against Watford as a primary reason for the Reds’ inability to assert themselves at Vicarage Road.
He admitted that the team will not let the loss get to them and will look to finish the season well.
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Liverpool are currently 22 points ahead of Manchester City having played a game more. The Reds need just 12 more points to guarantee their first league title in 30 years.