Liverpool scapegoat finally praised for another excellent outing

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Many Liverpool fans were worried when they saw Joe Gomez was absent from the match-day squad yesterday…

The Englishman missed out with an ankle injury, but should be ready for PSG midweek.

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In reality, there was no reason to fret, as Gomez’s replacement Dejan Lovren put in another stellar performance alongside Virgil van Dijk.

The Croat was imperious in the air, positionally superb and kept Troy Deeney, a player whose physical capability might have troubled him in the past, quiet.

In Lovren’s four Premier League games this term, Liverpool have conceded just one goal, which was a fluke effort v Cardiff – and he’s been part of three clean-sheets. We’d suggest the 29-year-old hasn’t actually put a foot wrong this campaign and would be starting for virtually every other side in the top flight, bar perhaps Manchester City…

Lovren always gets criticised on Twitter, but it was nice to see an array of positivity aimed in his direction after the 3-0 Vicarage Road victory.

He deserves it. Lovren’s playing the best football of his Liverpool career by some distance and still can’t get in the 1st-choice side. That says a lot about our current defensive strength.


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