Former Liverpool star Danny Murphy has put something of a dampener on the optimism surrounding the club at the moment as he anticipates a down-turn in form for Dejan Lovren.
The Croatian, as you may remember, started last season horribly before an impressive recovery in the latter half of the campaign.
He then had a superb World Cup for his country as they reached their first ever final, losing 4-2 to France on the day.
Still, Murphy feels it’s likely all downhill for Lovren from here, which perhaps isn’t the craziest prediction in the world, unfortunately.
Discussing our defence, he told BWIN: “The only area I can see that needs significant improvement is the central defensive partner for [Virgil] van Dijk because I’m not sure if [Dejan] Lovren can maintain his World Cup form.”
While we were all delighted to see Dejan improve so much last season (after some horrible abuse he received from idiots on social media as well), he has generally struggled for consistency since we signed him from Southampton.
Hopefully there is still a role for him in Jurgen Klopp’s side, but with Joe Gomez making a strong start alongside big Virgil this term, that could be the best partnership for us moving forward.