The Liverpool centre-half put his Premier League woes behind him during the international break to help the Croats secure their spot in Russia.
Lovren was substituted after 32 minutes of Liverpool’s 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last month to raise questions about his future at Anfield.
The 28-year-old was included in Croatia’s squad for their World Cup playoff despite his poor form alongside rumoured Liverpool target Rakitic.
The Barcelona midfielder was linked with a move to Anfield as part of a deal that would see Philippe Coutinho complete a switch to the La Liga leaders.
Rakitic was linked with Liverpool in the summer transfer window but a deal failed to materialise.
And Liverpool fans will be hoping that Lovren was able to convince Rakitic to consider a switch to Anfield in the near future.
Lovren posted the above photo on his Instagram page after Croatia’s 4-1 aggregate win against Greece.
The Reds star uploaded the following caption: “😁👍🏻”
Liverpool signed Lovren in a £20m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window.
The Reds are in fifth place in the Premier League table.
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