Liverpool fans hail Lovren for keeping Kane quiet during World Cup misery for England

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.