After an outstanding 2013/14 debut season in England with Southampton, Dejan Lovren made the much-maligned move to Liverpool in the summer of 2014. The defender though, hasn’t been able to hit the heights of his debut season with the Saints, often being criticized for his poor decisions and switching off during games.
Against Swansea yesterday, the defender was given the task of leading and organizing the backline which he sadly failed to do so. Liverpool conceded a poor opening goal from a set piece and the defence looked suspect with every high ball the Swans played.
Despite the poor performance, fans did not fail to cheer him when he hoofed away a loose ball in the dying minutes of the game.
With Liverpool leading 2-1 courtesy of a James Milner penalty, Lovren promptly hoofed away the ball with gusto in the fourth minute of stoppage time to eventually mark the end of the contest.
The Croatian drew loud applause from the Kop faithful at the Liberty Stadium as well as social media.
Check out the video of the shot and the best reactions below!
Forget abar that Dortmund goal this is the greatest thing Dejan Lovren has ever done in a Liverpool shirt pic.twitter.com/MbzHemtkot
— Neil Clarke (@Neil_Clarke_LFC) October 1, 2016
Lovren booting it out of the ground in the 94th minute to run the clock down up there as one of the best moments this season. Well in Dejan.
— Joel (@_lfcjoel) October 1, 2016
Degzy Lovren is MOTM for me, blamming the ball into the stands at the end of the game, what tenacity. Heroics.
— Joel Murray (@joelsmurray) October 1, 2016
Dejan Lovren booting the ball away at the end, what a guy
— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@Lallanaism) October 1, 2016
lovren booting it away right at the end of the game made my day
— michael pearson (@MichaelPearson0) October 1, 2016
Loved how Lovren absolutely whacked that ball into the travelling supporters!!!
— Kop End (@kopitetilldeath) October 1, 2016
Huge fan of Degsy lovren smashing the ball out the stadium at the end then
— Michael Lennon (@Soz_abar_me) October 1, 2016
That Lovren hoof at the end. Moment of the season by far. #LFC
— Andy Bell (@AndyBell26) October 1, 2016
Btw Lovren pelting that ball into the stands at the end is captain material
— Clark Cauthon (@BurtMacklinSOB) October 1, 2016
That's the kind of game we don't win last year. Loads about us. Lovren man of the match for fucking it into the stands at the end. Upthereds
— Craig Hannan (@C_Hannan7) October 1, 2016
That hoof from Lovren at the end is one of my favourite things he's ever done.
— lankyguy (@lankyguyblog) October 1, 2016
Lovren MOTM for that hoof at the end imo
— Wilko (@wilko_fw) October 1, 2016