The majority of the time when a first-team player is handed a new contract, it is met with joy by the supporters, but not on this occasion.
Liverpool announced on Friday morning that defender Dejan Lovren has put pen to paper on a new long-term deal, and the fans were less than impressed.
✍ Liverpool FC can today announce Dejan Lovren has signed a new long-term contract with the club.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 28, 2017
The Merseyside outfit have had problems in defence for the entire season, and Lovren has struggled for consistency, in part due to injury problems.
In fact, since his 2014 move from Southampton, the Croatian is yet to really convince the whole Liverpool faithful that he is worthy of his place in central defence.
Despite having problems at the back, manager Jurgen Klopp opted against strengthening in the January window, and it is clear that he has plenty of confidence in Lovren now that the 27-year-old has penned fresh terms.
Liverpool have conceded 42 goals in the Premier League this season and they have only managed to keep eight clean sheets, which gives them the worst defence record out of the current top seven.
The Reds would have been hoping to get a positive reaction when announcing Lovren’s new deal on Twitter, but they received the opposite.
— Omkar (@DeCIyned) April 28, 2017
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) April 28, 2017
@LFC April fools day was at the beginning of the month lads
— Michael (@ThatMichaelGuy1) April 28, 2017
@LFC Hahahaha probably not the best thing to announce after last week
— ???? (@BecOfTheKop) April 28, 2017
— Mahmood (@Mahmood_Malek) April 28, 2017
@LFC Rewarding mediocrity again
— . (@LFCTikiTaka) April 28, 2017
— Malik (@MalikChucks) April 28, 2017
— Ü (@_wangwe) April 28, 2017
@LFC Let's reward new contracts to mediocre players. He is a shocking defender.
— James Roberts (@Jimmy_Roberts10) April 28, 2017
@LFC delete before someone sees
— Rory (@NewBalanceLFC) April 28, 2017
@LFC What an absolute joke ????????
— Richard Watson (@RichardWatson44) April 28, 2017
@LFC And we wonder why we never win anything
— andy (@__AndyLFC) April 28, 2017