Dejan Lovren said last night that Liverpool can go unbeaten this season in the Premier League, and while some Reds fans were concerned by his latest bold statement, others praised him for his confidence.
One thing is for sure: if Liverpool do lose on Friday night against Wolves, or indeed against any other team this season, then it won’t be because someone said something in an interview.
As these Reds pointed out, had it been a more popular figure – Andy Robertson or Virgil van Dijk, for instance – perhaps the reaction would have been altogether different.
Everyone having a go at Dejan Lovren for saying we hopefully remain unbeaten this season is a joke. What do you want him to say? Hopefully we get beat a few times and miss out on the title? Get over yourselves. #LFC
— James Nicholson (@_11JN) December 20, 2018
Imagine giving Lovren stick for saying he hopes we can go unbeaten. Genuinely. Put the agendas aside and think about it. One of our players says “hopefully we can be unbeaten until the end of the season” and he’s getting abuse for it. If you are one of these people just do one.
— Dan McLaughlin (@Dan23_92) December 19, 2018
If you're annoyed by Lovren's comments it's because you're carrying a massive vendetta.
If Van Dijk or Robertson said the same people would lap it up – just enjoy the fact that a player is even considering an unbeaten season.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) December 20, 2018
Interviewer: "Can you go the whole season unbeaten?"
Lovren: "Haha, no of course not. Are you mad?"
I know what answer to that question I'd most like to hear. And it's the one he gave.
— Martin Turner (@Turner_LFC) December 19, 2018
I can understand some fans worry regarding Lovren and saying yes we can go unbeaten this season
But to me that is just a player being confident in the team's ability especially with the way we are playing this season.
If a defeat does come it won't be through one player talking
— Day Catherwood jft96 (@CatherwoodDay) December 19, 2018
Lovren agenda out in full force zzzzzz😴
— Helen ♡ (@Hellylfcx08) December 19, 2018
Lovren is likely to have to play all of the Reds’ festive fixtures with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip injured – so being full of confidence is no bad thing.
Hopefully, he can back it up with some big performances. With Wolves, Newcastle and Arsenal next up, before the huge trip to Manchester City, Lovren will certainly be needed.