Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren has promised to bounce back from his individual error that played its part in our embarrassing loss to West Ham on Saturday.
We lost 3-0 at Anfield, entirely ruining the positive vibes that surrounded our start to the season – where we hadn’t conceded a goal in our first three matches.
The Croat was at fault for the Irons’ second goal, which effectively finished the game.
“I’m the first one who is disappointed with myself,” Lovren began.
“Of course for the first minute after the second goal I wanted to go under the table. What can I do?” the defender told lfc.tv.
“In these moments you have to keep your head up and to play the rest of the game. I tried everything but what can I say? It was a bad decision by me and mistakes happen.
“But it is finished. The game is finished. I’ve forgotten it already. Now it is the national team and in two weeks we have Manchester United.”
As Lovren says, the international break is now upon us – and it’s difficult to see whether it’s come at a good or a bad time following such a horrible performance.
On the one hand, the break could help the players get the result out of their system, but on the other, it could loom over the squad until the United fixture.
Last term we were beaten easily at Old Trafford, and following the Hammers humiliation – a draw or a win is almost a necessity.