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Liverpool fans pile on Lovren after shock Watford defeat

Liverpool fans have piled on Dejan Lovren after the club’s unbeaten run came to a shocking end against Watford on Saturday.

The Reds were thumped 3-0 at Vicarage Road in one of the most remarkable results of the season.

Indeed, they had gone the entire season without tasting defeat and last dropped points in October, drawing 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford.

However, a brace from Ismaila Sarr and a goal from Troy Deeney gave Watford a commanding win and fans were quick to criticise the performance of Lovren.

He partnered Virgil van Dijk in central defence, despite not playing for the club in the league since December, in the 3-0 win over AFC Bournemouth.

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Supporters did not hold back…

However, WhoScored’s statistics paint a rather different picture.

Lovren earned a 6.5 rating for his performance, a higher number than van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Andy Robertson. The 30-year-old was actually the best-rated Reds player on the pitch.

Indeed, he won three tackles – the only Liverpool defender to make even one – and won six aerial duels. Only Deeney won more.

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It seems, though, that Lovren is an easy scapegoat, especially when compared with his defensive counterparts.

It was actually van Dijk who was at fault for the first two goals, while Alexander-Arnold also made a decisive mistake.

Lovren, though, is the easier target; Liverpool fans have been remarkably harsh here.

Meanwhile, this man could be a major upgrade for Liverpool next season!

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