Liverpool fans remind critics that either Henderson or Lovren will be in World Cup final

Not many would have predicted that Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson or his teammate Dejan Lovren will be in the World Cup final.

Henderson has come under criticism many times by rival supporters, while Lovren has been the subject of online abuse from his own fans over the years.

Last season, though, both players stepped up, with the club skipper becoming more of a leader, while his teammate improved in defence alongside Virgil van Dijk.

Next Wednesday night, the two players will go head to head on the global stage in Russia as England and Croatia fight for a spot in Sunday’s final against either France or Belgium.

The Liverpool duo have put in some decent displays for their respective countries, but only one will have a chance to lift the coveted trophy.

Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans have taken great joy in the knowledge that one of their players will make the showpiece, particularly a pair who have often been made scapegoats in the past.

Some supporters took to Twitter to point out the irony.