Gary Lineker reacts to Dejan Lovren’s goal in Liverpool FC v Napoli

BT Sport pundit Gary Lineker hails Dejan Lovren's goal in Liverpool FC's 1-1 draw with Napoli on Wednesday night

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England legend Gary Lineker (Photo: BT Sport)

Gary Lineker praised Dejan Lovren for his superb equaliser in Liverpool FC’s 1-1 draw with Napoli on Wednesday night.

Liverpool FC conceded in the 21st minute when Dries Mertens finished from a tight angle to edge Serie A side into a narrow lead.

Napoli’s goal meant Liverpool FC were facing the prospect of needing a win in a showdown with Red Bull Salzburg in Austria next month.

However, Croatia international Lovren equalised with a fine header to score his first European goal since their memorable 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League in 2016.

The home side introduced Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Trent Alexander-Arnold in the second half in search of an equaliser but Liverpool FC had to settle for a point.

Spurs legend Lineker took to Twitter to praise Lovren for his equaliser in the second half.

Lineker wrote on social media: “Cracking header from Lovren and
@lfc are back on level terms. They don’t lose at Anfield.”

Jurgen Klopp’s side will make the trip to RB Salzburg in their next Champions League fixture on Tuesday 10 December needing a point to secure their place in the round of 16.

The Reds won the Champions League title last season thanks to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the final.

Liverpool FC were 2-1 winners against Crystal Palace last weekend thanks to Roberto Firmino’s 85th-minute winner for the Merseyside outfit.

The Reds will take on Brighton and Hove Albion in their next Premier League fixture at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Liverpool FC haven’t won the Premier League title but the Reds have finished in second place in 2002, 2009, 2014 and 2018.

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