Former striker Andy Gray didn’t hold back when analysing Dejan Lovren’s performance against Watford on Saturday evening.
The Croat had a nightmare after coming in for the injured Joe Gomez and is unlikely to keep his spot in the team as a result.
Troy Deeney targeted him and bullied him throughout the second-half especially – with Lovren’s statuesque defending for the first goal especially bad.
‘What Deeney did, there’s a saying in football you get ragdolled, when a centre-forward bosses you. That’s what Deeney did to Lovren today,’ gray told beIN SPORTS, as seen in the video below.
‘The last time they lost by three goals I think Liverpool guess who was at centre-back – Dejan Lovren. They lost 4-1 (to Tottenham) you remember they hooked him.’
While Lovren was bad, Virgil van Dijk wasn’t his usual self alongside him – and even Alisson could have done better.
What’s important is the trip to Vicarage Road is a one off – and not something systematic of a prolonged loss of concentration
"The last time #LFC lost by 3 goals, guess who was centre-back? Dejan Lovren…"
Andy Gray says the defender was 'ragdolled' by Troy Deeney!
— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) February 29, 2020