Jamie Carragher has vehemently denied that he told Liverpool to sign Dejan Lovren, before we captured the Croat for £20m in 2014.
Lovren was coming off the back of a good season for Southampton and was hyped as the saviour of Liverpool’s defence as a result.
However, Carra says Brendan Rodgers’ decision to sign Lovren had nothing to do with him – although he did admit to rating him highly at the tim.
Where has this come from? I get tweeted this all the time! I did a piece on him on MNF when he was outstanding at Old Trafford for Soton!! https://t.co/h36107zAf4
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) October 22, 2017
It’s now Lovren’s fourth season for Liverpool and he’s still making the kind of match defining mistakes he was during his first.
Jurgen Klopp needs to accept the blame for not bringing in an upgrade when it was mightily obvious during the Brendan Rodgers era that Lovren wasn’t up to scratch.
Instead of buying a direct replacement, Klopp awarded Lovren a bumper contract extension.
We don’t expect him to start against Huddersfield at the weekend, but the reality is the manager has few other options.