'I Am One Of The Best Defenders In The World!'

'I Am One Of The Best Defenders In The World!'

"He will be under the most glaring spotlight imaginable as he leads the Croatia defence in their World Cup semi-final against England, and the sight of Harry Kane lining up against him once again might just unnerve him".

Less than two months after lining up for Liverpool in the Champions League final, he is now heading for the biggest match in worldwide football.

With a place in the final secured after a 2017-18 season in which Liverpool reached the Champions League final despite criticisms of their defensive weaknesses, Lovren feels a point had been proven about his quality as a player.

Speaking after Croatia's 2-1 win over England, Lovren told beIN Sports: 'It's something special, for me.

"I think people should recognise that I am one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense".

The signing of a world class goalkeeper remains the primary target for Liverpool this summer, particularly following Loris Karius' high profile mistakes in the Champions League final at the end of May.

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"I got a question about the 4-1 against Tottenham [in the Premier League]", he said.

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The England central defender has seen his stock rise no end after a magnificent World Cup where his performances have helped his country to the last four of the tournament.

"It's something we'll never forget. We showed our character, we showed that we deserved to be in the final and people should respect us", he said. People now will never forget us. "People will never forget us", he added.

"[In Croatia] we went through a lot of s***, war, all these things and even now the situation is not the best".

"It was tough first half". They had also good chances, but second half we did it much, much better.

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