Liverpool star Lovren lays the ghosts of Tottenham horror show to rest

Liverpool star Lovren lays the ghosts of Tottenham horror show to rest

Liverpool star Lovren lays the ghosts of Tottenham horror show to rest

Lovren further lamented the semi-final defeat to France in the 1998 World Cup, though he now believes the disappointment from two decades ago has now been put to rest by reaching the final in Russian Federation 2018.

Last October, Lovren was taken off by Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp just half an hour into a game against Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley, when Kane scored twice in a 4-1 win for his side.

He told beIN Sport: "People said I had a hard season but I don't agree with that".

"I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League and now with my national team we are in the final", he told ESPN. "People should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense".

Lovren claimed he was one of the best defenders on the planet on Wednesday after Croatia's win over England in the semifinals of the World Cup.

"It's something we'll never forget". People should respect us.

They had previously defeated Denmark and hosts Russian Federation on penalties, becoming the first team ever to advance to the final by winning three consecutive extra time games.

Not only that though, he believes he now deserves to be viewed as one of the best defenders in world football.

The Liverpool centre back also said his country was now thirsty for "revenge" over France in Sunday's showpiece as they seek to banish the memory of their semi-final defeat to same nation 20 years ago.

"He's proud of me and what I've achieved", he said.

"I'm completely happy. I'm happy that he used the little advice we gave him in the last few years in a very good way".

But there is a major doubt over the participation of Vrsaljko, who hobbled off with a knee injury in extra-time during the quarter-final win over Russian Federation in Sochi.

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