Dejan Lovren wasn’t dropped today, although following his performance against Sevilla midweek, many thought he might have been.
But the Croat didn’t make the match-day squad because of a sore back – not because Jurgen Klopp wanted him out of the side.
Dejan Lovren missing with a sore back. Harry Wilson named in a Premier League squad for the first time.#LFC
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) March 12, 2017
This, we assume, was a genuine sore back and not a Barcelona induced one!
Unfortunately, Ragnar Klavan and Joel Matip hardly covered themselves in glory.
The goal we conceded was the fault of both, with neither able to clear a simple lofted ball – which ended with Scott Arfield finding the corner of Simon Mignolet’s net.
Again, the defence has come under enormous scrutiny – as has Jurgen Klopp – who chose not to bring in a new centre-back this transfer window just gone.