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      Dejan Lovren Player Thread

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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1770: Dec 30, 2017 11:47:23 am
      If we also sign that young lad from Basel, Lovren's position will be a bit tricky.

      He's been a first team player at various clubs for years and will likely resent being confined to the bench. Moreover, he's supposedly making around £100k per week, which is quite expensive for a squad player, especially if you have younger talents yearning for more minutes.

      On the other hand, how many clubs can afford to pay £100k per week to their central defenders? Not many, I'd think. And out of those, which ones need or would want Lovren? None?

      So either he prefers playing regularly and is willing to take a pay cut somewhere else for that, or he becomes a somewhat "luxury" squad player.

      As much as I have criticised him multiple times, and I do think he doesn't have the mentality and concentration to play at the level we expect him to, at the same time I also think that as a squad option he would be very solid. He's decent in many things and can have the odd great match here and there. As long as we don't rely on him every week, I think we should be fine. It would just be a tad expensive backup, but if we can afford it, then fine.

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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1771: Dec 30, 2017 12:15:13 pm
      As long as we don't rely on him every week, I think we should be fine. It would just be a tad expensive backup, but if we can afford it, then fine.

      Exactly.

      Manuel Akanji looks like another Lovren-type from the limited videos i have seen of him so maybe Dejan is off.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1772: Dec 30, 2017 12:28:24 pm
      Dejan thanks for your service. Good luck and all the best. Saying bye to you prematurely. Hope it’s sooner than later. Migs will be next.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1773: Dec 30, 2017 09:08:01 pm
      Thought he played well enough today. Virgil arriving may force him to up his game.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1774: Jan 01, 2018 10:51:42 am
      Can't say he's been consistent but I've said before that he plays better as a RCB. It also helps that he hasn't had to worry about what chicken head Moreno is up to but I don't think Matip has been that great either. I'd have to say a big shout out to Klaven. Brings the ball out well, some good defencive play and 90% of the time he finds the player he's passing to.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1775: Jan 01, 2018 07:46:39 pm
      Decent performance today and obviously the assist was tremendous. Good for you Dejan.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1776: Jan 01, 2018 07:56:51 pm
      Good game today, MOTM for me.

      Not a bad player but makes too many mistakes.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1777: Jan 01, 2018 10:46:15 pm
      Had an excellent game alongside Klavan today. Those second balls are so f**king hard to defend and you have to hand it to Vokes as it was a quality lay off (as was Dejan’s).
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1778: Jan 01, 2018 10:47:39 pm
      Good game today for both Dejan and Klavan and made up they combined for the winner.

      I love seeing all that kind of stuff.

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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1779: Jan 01, 2018 11:11:46 pm
      Good game today for both Dejan and Klavan and made up they combined for the winner.

      I love seeing all that kind of stuff.



      Yep and the way they hugged it out, just the two of them, was fantastic to see.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1780: Jan 06, 2018 06:29:56 am
      Saw Lovren is probably on a perjury charge for something he did when moving to Lyon. ESPN said he backdated a contract that allowed him 50% of transfer competition after he moved, but claimed it was signed before. It's part of embezzlement trial or something according to ESPN.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1781: Jan 14, 2018 10:46:34 pm
      Joker covered today by his left full mids and front 3
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1782: Jan 15, 2018 01:00:44 am
      Was appointed captain... bigmick's prediction came true ;D
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1783: Feb 04, 2018 01:00:41 am
      I’ll eat these words I’m sure, but I think Lovern has responded way better to the VVD arrival than I thought. I figured he would just shrivel up like he did when the going got tough in the Tottenham game. He looks to be in his best form in a long time. Rather see him partnered with Virgil tomorrow. However, I fully expect to regret say this :lmao:
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1784: Feb 04, 2018 06:37:06 pm
      I’ll eat these words I’m sure, but I think Lovern has responded way better to the VVD arrival than I thought. I figured he would just shrivel up like he did when the going got tough in the Tottenham game. He looks to be in his best form in a long time. Rather see him partnered with Virgil tomorrow. However, I fully expect to regret say this :lmao:

      Hopefully you don’t regret it after today’s game. He and VVD were good and so was GK. Positioning and organization were really good. They were let down by their midfield and the dumb ref today.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1785: Feb 04, 2018 08:02:07 pm
      Hopefully you don’t regret it after today’s game. He and VVD were good and so was GK. Positioning and organization were really good. They were let down by their midfield and the dumb ref today.

      He was my MOTM until the 91st minute. Looked good
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1786: Feb 04, 2018 09:38:47 pm

      The problem is even when he plays well he still has a mistake in him. It was a horrendous mistake for the first penalty.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1787: Feb 04, 2018 11:37:19 pm
      The problem is even when he plays well he still has a mistake in him. It was a horrendous mistake for the first penalty.

      No worse then Virgil for the actual penalty that was decisive in the end. Thought Dejan was brilliant today barring the one cock up.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1788: Feb 06, 2018 12:33:26 pm
      Lovren's Instagram post about dele alli is hilarious
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1789: Feb 06, 2018 12:34:31 pm
      No worse then Virgil for the actual penalty that was decisive in the end. Thought Dejan was brilliant today barring the one cock up.

      You can’t really be brilliant if you have a cock up. Especially if having one cock up is what everyone always worries about with your play.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1790: Feb 06, 2018 12:34:59 pm
      Lovren's Instagram post about dele alli is hilarious

      Can u share mate? I’m not really on instagram (I am but I don’t understand it ;D).
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1791: Feb 06, 2018 12:51:37 pm
      You can’t really be brilliant if you have a cock up. Especially if having one cock up is what everyone always worries about with your play.

      I disagree when you take into context the horror show he put on at Wembley and the fact he was up against the hottest striker on the continent. Add to this that folk are pining over VVDs performance when it was if not on par with Dejans with the added error of being culpable for the decisive penalty.

      Overall I thought that was our most consistent and dominant performance from the back 4 all season even though the 2 goals don't suggest as such.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1792: Feb 06, 2018 12:54:25 pm
      I disagree when you take into context the horror show he put on at Wembley and the fact he was up against the hottest striker on the continent. Add to this that folk are pining over VVDs performance when it was if not on par with Dejans with the added error of being culpable for the decisive penalty.

      Overall I thought that was our most consistent and dominant performance from the back 4 all season even though the 2 goals don't suggest as such.

      I disagree re VVD. He was a level up from any our existing centre backs are capable of Sunday and was genuinely unfortunate with the penalty.

      There is no pen if Dejan clears it and doesn’t give Kane the chance to dive.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1793: Feb 06, 2018 01:00:53 pm
      Fairness to Lovren, penalty build up aside, I think he had a pretty solid game, along with VVD. I actually felt more at ease with him and VVD than Matip and VVD so far.

      Still expect better on the build up to the penalty but that was far from his worst performance for us and bounced back well after the smashing by Spurs, didn’t seem to let the last game have an impact on him.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1794: Feb 06, 2018 01:08:26 pm
      I disagree re VVD. He was a level up from any our existing centre backs are capable of Sunday and was genuinely unfortunate with the penalty.

      There is no pen if Dejan clears it and doesn’t give Kane the chance to dive.

      Aye the exact same can be said of VVD not attacking the ball to header it away and avoid the contact with Lamella altogether.

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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1795: Feb 06, 2018 01:15:37 pm
      Aye the exact same can be said of VVD not attacking the ball to header it away and avoid the contact with Lamella altogether.



      Slightly different in my opinion - he’s specifically not challenged in injury time so not to give Llorente a chance to go down.

      Thought Souness and Carra were harsh there.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1796: Feb 06, 2018 01:34:19 pm
      Slightly different in my opinion - he’s specifically not challenged in injury time so not to give Llorente a chance to go down.

      Thought Souness and Carra were harsh there.

      Nah injury time or not doesn't cut it for me there really shouldn't be any such hesitations with a Rolls Royce defender.

      Sorry haven't seen Carra or Souness comment it's purely my own observation.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1797: Feb 06, 2018 01:36:51 pm
      Nah injury time or not doesn't cut it for me there really shouldn't be any such hesitations with a Rolls Royce defender.

      Sorry haven't seen Carra or Souness comment it's purely my own observation.

      Fair enough we’re all different.

      I initially thought same but when I watched again I felt Llorente was leaning in slightly and waiting for the contact.
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1798: Feb 06, 2018 04:25:04 pm
      https://www.instagram.com/p/Be2p3aKBT5x/

      Downgraded to amusing , especially if you are aware of the dele alli video doing the rounds
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      Re: Dejan Lovren Player Thread
      Reply #1799: Feb 06, 2018 04:32:24 pm
      Can u share mate? I’m not really on instagram (I am but I don’t understand it ;D).

      Done if you can access the link above

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