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Lovren blames form-dip on intruders

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  1. Ryan

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    Dejan Lovren blames bad Liverpool form on ‘horrific’ break-ins at his home
    • Croatia defender suffered some early criticism at Anfield
    • He thanks club for sticking by him during off-field problems
    Andy Hunter
    Thu 8 Mar 2018 22.30 GMT
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    Dejan Lovren, second from left, trains at Melwood before Liverpool’s trip to Old Trafford. Photograph: John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images
    Dejan Lovren has said an attempted break-in at his Liverpool home had a “horrific” impact on his family and affected his performances earlier in the season.
    The Liverpool defender was targeted by thieves twice last year – while on holiday in Zagreb in June, when cash and jewellery were stolen from his apartment, and while attending the Champions League game against Maribor at Anfield on 1 November when three men attempted to smash their way into the family home. A glass door at the property was shattered before the men were disturbed and fled. Lovren’s wife and children were inside.
    The Croatia international endured a difficult start to the season and although his low point on the pitch – the 4-1 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur – occurred 10 days before the attempted burglary he says the incident had a profound effect. Lovren has struck up a good rapport with Virgil van Dijk since the £75m signing’s arrival in January and believes the support of everyone at Liverpool helped his recovery.
    “People look at football, they don’t look at what is going on around the life,” the centre-half said. “Some people can understand that, some people not, but in these difficult situations I saw the support from some really good people like the manager, the club, my team-mates and, of course, the supporters, who are ready always to support you.
    “It is not easy because we are also humans and everyone has problems. I don’t know who hasn’t had some. I am giving my best to have a quiet life but sometimes it doesn’t depend on myself because people just want to come into my home and steal some things, even though I have nothing in my home. Unfortunately my wife was in and two kids. It was horrific.”
    Lovren believes Jürgen Klopp’s attacking philosophy also contributed to his defensive problems at Liverpool and it required mental resilience to move on from issues on and off the pitch.
    He said: “I don’t know one player who doesn’t make a mistake, especially a defender and especially how we play at Liverpool. We play really high, offensive football and sometimes you are one against one against top strikers and top strikers need just one chance from 10 and if they score then they will blame you or someone else.
    “I had many times when I made these wrong decisions, sometimes I can accept it and sometimes not because football is like that, but in the end it depends on yourself and whether you are ready to move on or not. I think I responded quite well even with some different things around my life – burglars and things like that – so it wasn’t easy for me, especially in October. It depends on the person.”
    Liverpool visit their fierce rivals Manchester United on Saturday in the lunchtime kick-off with an opportunity to retake second place in the Premier League at the expense of José Mourinho’s team, who are two points above them in the table. Lovren expects a United side who have learned to “win ugly” under Mourinho to adopt the negative tactics that secured a goalless draw at Anfield in October.
    Lovren said: “Maybe they are not in the best shape but still they win ugly. What matters is the points. It will be a tough challenge definitely.
    “Last time, when they came here, they defended really deep so let’s see what happens now. I think they will do that again. They need the points. For them maybe a point is good but we never play for a point. We will play like we play every day, attacking football. Let’s enjoy.”



    Hmmm, sad for you n all Dejan, but mostly I really wish you'd just shut the fuck up.
     
  2. RedStar

    RedStar Very Active Member

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    While I dont doubt it probably had an effect on him for a while he was treading water all last season long before this happened. Theres a reason we were chasing VanDijk all summer, oir defence was poor last season
     
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    My_Blood_Bleeds_Red Very Active Member

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    Sometimes i feel the same way too when I read Ryan's posts.
     
  4. Dreambeliever

    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    I don't understand why multi millionaires don't employ security on their home.

    Players seem to get home invaded a lot at Liverpool.
     
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    Oh no the big game lovren interview lol
     
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    Oncy Moderator Moderator

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    My house would be like a cartel Villa. All big ape looking motherfuckers patrolling in black suits with earpieces and submachine erm.......mallets.
     
  7. Ijg

    Ijg Mr Quiet Member

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    Didn’t his missus cheat on him too?
     
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    Dreambeliever Looking on the brightside Member

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    Exactly why the fuck wouldn't you if you are in 100k a week
     
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    Hansern Part of the Furniture Member

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    Lovren, interview, next game. These things usually dont end well.
     
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    Your kids houses will not, they will foolishly entrust alexa with security probably using swarms of nano drones, the temptation to abuse the technology for killing wasps and flies will be too great, thus giving the machines their first taste for blood.
     
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    For me it's party the club's responsibility too though. This isn't exactly a one-off it's been happening for years. How difficult is it, or how expensive in the whole scheme of things (not - quick calculation equals maybe £13,000 - 26,000 per match per squad), to send someone to stand outside each home for a day (shifts).
     
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    Yes I recall it was with an overweight builder, which must have magnified Lovren's pain.
     
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    Lucky no one here believes in jinxs or such bollocks
     
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    He must have had people breaking into his home every week for two years if that's the reason for his form.

    Obviously he's a due a fuck up now.
     
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    Insignificance Bad to the bone Member

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    And why would (we) overweight Builder(s) magnify that pain?
     
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    Can't believe he stayed with the sket. I get why the women stay as they stay for the money and they're gold diggers. But why would a footballer stay when these women can easily be replaced? I'm guessing she must do ass to mouth.
     
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    Even that doesn't explain it - he could pay for that, or even ask Woland
     
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    mark1975 Moderator Moderator

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    Is there a reason why the dullard persists with these interviews, right before big games?
     
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    Long since passed are those days when I would have been freely able to elaborate the point further.
     
  20. Ryan

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    You just fucking know this cunt is giving away a penalty tomorrow now.
     
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