Jurgen Klopp praises Dejan Lovren's World Cup exploits

Lovren ready for Kane test at World Cup

"Since I came in, maybe Dejan made three or four mistakes, two of them in the Tottenham game, maybe one in a Champions League game previous year".

The 29-year-old also helped Liverpool to the final of the Champions League last season, but he was criticised for some of his performances throughout the campaign and even received a death threat following a particularly poor showing against Tottenham Hotspur in October. "I don't know exactly what happened before I came in", the manager told Liverpoolfc.com.

"England are one of the favourites to win the World Cup and you have to respect that", he said.

Leicester City will face a real fight to keep hold of the no-nonsense defender following the competition and it remains to be seen whether one of the top clubs can entice him out of the King Power Stadium.

And the Liverpool central defender says Croatia were physically fitter and mentally stronger than England.

"It was a really unusual feeling".

Monaco keeper Subasic is understood to have missed training as a precaution, so as not to aggravate his problematic hamstring, while Lovren's unspecified injury is not thought to be serious enough to keep him out of the semi-final.

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.

Oblak has established himself as one of the world's very best goalkeepers during his four years with Atlético Madrid and the Slovenian global would represent a major summer coup for Liverpool, if a deal can be struck. "I wish we could both be in the final for that game but there is only one victor".

"Of course I'm delighted for Dejan". It's impressive what they are doing.

"We beat our record from 20 years ago. I'm happy for them of course".

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