Jamie Carragher: Liverpool star has been criticised but he’s outstanding

Jamie Carragher lavishes praise on Dejan Lovren following his sparkling displays for Liverpool in recent weeks

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Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher Photo: Sky Sports

Jamie Carragher has heaped praise on Dejan Lovren following his strong form for Liverpool this season.

The Croatia international has been a regular fixture in Jurgen Klopp’s team this term and has been rewarded for his solid form with a new contract at the Merseyside club.

The 27-year-old defender has scored two goals and made one assist in 26 Premier League games this season to help Klopp’s men challenge for a top-four finish.

Carragher feels that Lovren has been criticised in recent weeks but the former Liverpool defender was hugely impressed by his performance as he helped his side keep a clean sheet in their 1-0 win at Watford on Monday night.

Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Carragher said: “Lovren signed a new contract. There was a bit of criticism about that on the back of his performance last week against Palace. He was outstanding [against Watford].”

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Liverpool are currently gearing up for their Premier League clash against Southampton at Anfield on Sunday afternoon as they look to take a step closer towards securing a top-four finish in Klopp’s first full season in charge.

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