Dejan Lovren has been called up to the Croatia squad by manager Ante Cacic, suggesting the pair have reconciled and overcome their differences.
The names for their upcoming international fixture with Turkey was today released, which included Lovren alongside household names such as Luka Modric and Marcelo Brozovic.
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Towards the end of last season, Cacic openly criticised Lovren for coming back to the bench and sitting down after warming up, which he claimed was disobeying orders.
Our centre-back refused to apologise claiming he thought he was meant to, but Cacic took objection and left him out of Euro 2016 as a result.
This worked in our favour, as Lovren got a whole pre-season under Jurgen Klopp – and he started the campaign away to Arsenal pretty well – even if we did concede three goals.
Despite his awful start to Merseyside life, Lovren has turned it around and is arguably our first choice defender right now. When Jordan Henderson and James Milner aren’t in the lineup, he’s the captain, too – showing Klopp’s faith in his ability.
Hopefully he can build on the improvements he made last term.