Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic has pinpointed the one reason that Liverpool won’t be able to sustain a Premier League title tilt this season: they have Dejan Lovren in defence.
Kovacic was one of several Croatia players who took part in a televised charity phone-in and soon took a call from a fan asking for his thoughts on the Reds’ title credentials.
The reply, as per 24Sata, was apparently greeted by hoots of laughter from the rest of the room:
Liverpool will not be England champion. Why? Well, because they have Dejan Lovren.
Ooof. A straight, stiff shot to the pride.
A joke between international teammates and pals, we assume – but given that we’re talking about old Errordrop McClangervic here, it’s difficult to be certain.
Who knows, maybe Lovren has a bit of a reputation among Croatian circles having now found himself on the losing side in Champions League, Europa League and World Cup finals?