‘He’s been really good!’ – Jurgen Klopp praises Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren

Jurgen Klopp has heaped praise upon Dejan Lovren following a series of fantastic performances for Liverpool.

The Croatian centre-back has often been branded as a ‘flop’ at Anfield since joining the Reds from Southampton in the summer of 2014 for a reported £20million fee.

He played 38 times last season, failing to impress the Liverpool support, but since the arrival of Klopp as head coach the centre-back has been playing with a renewed confidence.

Alongside Mamadou Sakho, he is now part of the first choice defensive partnership, and watching fans have been consistently pleased with Lovren’s impact.

He failed to live up to his large price tag under Brendan Rodgers, but Klopp believes that the 26-year-old is starting to show what he is capable of.

The German said: “What can I say about Dejan Lovren? I heard before I came here and I saw in his eyes when I came here that he wasn’t in the best situation.

“But he’s been really good. Sometimes for players it’s a good thing with a complete change.

“You can start new. That’s what he did and now everyone can see what he’s capable of.”

Klopp also addressed whether the Reds can end the season in a positive manner, winning the Europa League and securing a surprise top four finish in the Premier League.

“The only thing I can say is ‘hopefully'”, he added.

“It is difficult to imagine what could happen but the only thing we can do is do our best and get whatever we can get and that is what we have tried in the last few weeks.”

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