Dejan Lovren opens up about his Liverpool FC form this season
Dejan Lovren insists that he feels "strong and confident" with his Liverpool FC form of late
Dejan Lovren has insisted that he feels “strong and confident” with his Liverpool FC form in recent months.
The Croatian defender has often come in for criticism for some shaky performances at the back for the Merseyside outfit but he continues to work to hold down a regular spot in the team.
Lovren has scored one goal and made one assist in 21 Premier League games for the Reds so far this term and will be hoping to quickly strike up an understanding with January signing Virgil van Dijk.
The 28-year-old has been a regular fixture in the first team this season and has also featured six times in the Champions League for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Liverpool FC have often been criticised for their failure to keep clean sheets when it matters this season.
However, Lovren insists that he is feeling confident about his form heading into the critical stages of the campaign.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Lovren said: “I’m always in control of myself, of my form. Of course, it depends also on the team.
“If you play 18 games unbeaten then they will say you are one of the best centre-backs but if you don’t defend well as a team then they will point the finger at you because they expect a defender to solve all the problems.
“When we play, we play like a team, we defend like a team, we attack like a team, and at the moment I feel really strong and confident.”
Lovren will be hoping to start for Liverpool FC when the Reds take on West Ham United in the Premier League at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
The Reds had a full week off to prepare for the game after their 5-0 thrashing of FC Porto in the Champions League last week.