Even though the entire nation seemed to be behind England at the World Cup, the club over country row seeped through on occasion.
Now that the Three Lions have been knocked out of the tournament, the divide is a lot more evident.
On Wednesday night, Gareth Southgate hoped to lead his team to the final in Russia, but it was not to be as Croatia won the semi-final 2-1 after coming from behind.
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren was one of the players on the winning side, but he was lucky to escape at least a booking during the match.
The centre-back has come under criticism for his performances in recent years, but plenty of Liverpool fans praised the 29-year-old for his display against England.
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Some were particularly happy that he managed to nullify Harry Kane’s threat.
Fans saw it as revenge for a previous Premier League match against Tottenham Hotspur in which Kane rang circles around Lovren.
A handful took to Twitter to give their backing to the Croatian defender.
Lovren talk will annoy most, but I like the arrogance. Helping defend against Messi, Kane and Ronaldo as well as reaching 2 of the biggest finals in 2 months. Good luck to him #LFC
— Chris Van Rensburg (@_chrisinho) July 12, 2018
— Tim Hoy (@Curu63) July 12, 2018
— Chris White (@chriswvtr) July 11, 2018
Pretty happy for #Lovren to get his revenge and pocket #Kane for the entire semi final. Gets a monkey off his back and he will now have the confidence to face him again in the new season. (but hopefully he doesn’t get overconfident and rash) #LFC
— Football Following (@FootieFollowing) July 12, 2018
— Hlynur Geir Hjartarson (@HlynurGeir) July 11, 2018
when will Kane be let out of Lovren’s pocket? rt when voted? #LFC
— fabulous Fabinho (@MattiasArvidss1) July 11, 2018
— Mbang ?? (@Mbang_YNWA) July 11, 2018
Great to see Lovren get to the WC final, had Kane in his pocket tonight. Come a long way since that performance at Wembley. #LFC
— Dan Davies (@djbdavies) July 11, 2018