Lovren Looking for Recognition, Henderson Reveals Hamstring Injury

Dejan Lovren wants recognitionfor his performances believing he is underrated

"He was for us in the Champions League final, three years ago he was in the Europa League final".

Liverpool and Croatia Dejan Lovren wants to be recognised as one of the best centre-backs in the game.

Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo) and Filip Bradaric (Rijeka) are the only two members of Croatia's 23-man squad that play for Croatian clubs, with the other 21 stars having moved overseas to play for an assortment of leading European clubs.

Dejan Lovren called for more recognition of his talents after he helped Croatia to a World Cup semi-final victory over England, describing himself as "one of the best defenders in the world".

Asked what the difference between the two sides was, Lovren replied: "Mentally". Vukojevic was sacked from his role with the national team.

Last night he exorcised those ghosts, helping to shut Harry Kane down as Croatia reached the World Cup final.




"I would say we have good mothers and fathers, they are making good love I would say", he joked. 'If somebody told me that from the beginning of the season I would be in two of the biggest finals in the world, I would have signed straight away.

ILovren also provided an opinion that a lot more people can get onboard with, saying that teammate Luka Modric deserves to win the Ballon d'Or if Croatia beat France on Sunday. "Next time I will say it". I don't think about my players like this - like, maybe he's in or out.

Even before the World Cup kicked off, the Liverpool defender seemed to think if any Croatian squad can, it's this one. But he has another chance at lifting a silverware with Croatia on Sunday.

The Real Madrid star has captained Croatia to their first World Cup final, improving on the country's previous best performance at the tournament in 1998, when they finished third.

The former Southampton and Lyon defender will become only the second player to feature in both a Champions League final and a World Cup final in one season, after Thierry Henry became the first in 2006 for Arsenal and France respectively.

"I just remember when the sirens went on", said Lovren.

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