They make good love in Croatia - Lovren calls for respect

They make good love in Croatia - Lovren calls for respect

The semi-final clash between England and Croatia was a tough watch for Klopp given his affiliation with current and former players on both sides.

He had been irritated on the eve of the game by references to his substitution after 31 minutes of a 4-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur back in October, when two... "After everything that's been said before the game, we showed our character and that we deserve to be in the final". It is just sometimes it is unfair. "Simple as that. The difference was mental".

"I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League, and now with my national team, we are in the (World Cup) final".

Captain Luka Modric was again crucial for Croatia, and Lovren said the Real Madrid midfielder should win the Ballon d'Or if he leads his country to World Cup glory, per beIN Sports (via Bairner): "Modric is the best middle three player in the world, and if we win this World Cup, he deserves the Ballon d'Or".

"Since I came in, maybe Dejan made three or four mistakes, two of them in the Tottenham game, maybe one in a Champions League game past year".

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

"The scars left from that nightmare half-an-hour against Kane must still be there and if the England skipper can score an early goal in Moscow tonight, it will be interesting to see how Lovren reacts". It's why I'm proud. "But whatever, this is what gets me to work hard and prove everyone wrong".

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

"I really don't understand these questions, always looking back to where I made some mistakes", he said.

"I can imagine everybody is disappointed but it was still a fantastic tournament with one game to come".

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