I felt like the early yellow he took really affected him for the rest of the game, played nervous especially where City kept overloading his side when they attacked. He always seems to have one stinker of a game once in a while and tonight was one of those game. Hoping he can bounce back from it because he is going to be relied upon going into the rest of the season.
In fairness to him, since Virgil has arrived, whenever Lovren has had a bad game, he usually follows it up with a damn good one.
I don’t think there’s any doubt at all that as soon as Gomez is available, he will be straight back in the team. But in terms of the games Lovren has played since we lost Gomez and Matip, this is the first one where his performance really is up for question.
Hopefully he bounces back from this because although it was the usual Lovren type errors, we’ve been seeing them much less often over the last year.
But I think it’s that thing about his mindset again though, by the sounds of it that yellow really knocked his game.