Liverpool’s Lovren stuns football fans by describing himself as best defender in the world

Dejan Lovren has felt the wrath of Liverpool fans and the jibes from rival supporters during his time at Anfield, so it is safe to say that everyone was left baffled when he described himself as one of the world’s best defenders.

On Wednesday night after he helped Croatia earn a 2-1 victory over England in the semi-finals of the World Cup, the 29-year-old talked himself up to the media.

To be fair to the centre-back, he has vastly improved since Virgil van Dijk became his partner in defence at Liverpool in January, and he was part of the team that secured a top-four finish and reached the Champions League final.

However, Lovren is still susceptible to making costly errors, and during Croatia’s clash against the Three Lions, he was lucky to come away without a booking.

In all honesty, it would not have been a shock if the former Southampton man was sent off given the amount of fouls that he committed.

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Lovren did, though, manage to keep Harry Kane at bay, and he has impressed for the duration of the tournament in Russia.

After the final whistle, it was clear that the Liverpool defender was feeling confident in his ability ahead of the final against France.

His words caused quite the stir on social media, and it is easy to see why.