(Image) The picture that sums up Dejan Lovren’s epic Liverpool transformation

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Roughly this time last year, Dejan Lovren was skying a penalty against Besiktas, to see us drop out of the Europa League.

The miss was characteristic of heinous personal form, and there were no Liverpool fans anywhere who saw him as a long-term centre-back option.

The Croat bravely battled on, despite intense criticism from us Liverpool fans. We can admit that now.

Under Jurgen Klopp, he’s looked completely transformed and last night rose at the back-post late in injury time to seal a 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund.

It was a career defining moment, and this picture of Lovren’s heartache in 2015 next to his elation in 2016 will live long in the memory.

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