Liverpool remain in the hunt for the Premier League title after an incredible 3-2 win against Newcastle United. Rafa Benitez’s men put in a brilliant display that nearly earned them the points at St James’ Park, before Liverpool claimed a late winner.
It was a potentially pivotal moment in the title hunt, with Manchester City facing Leicester City on Monday night.
Newcastle did make it tough for Liverpool and Reds fans will feel fortunate they came away with all three points.
If they hadn’t, then one Liverpool player might have got the blame.
Dejan Lovren struggled throughout the game. The Croatian international, who has had a troubled season with injuries, had a fight on his hands with Salomon Rondon.
The Venezuelan made the Liverpool defender’s life hell and fans on Twitter were kicking off at Lovren’s presence in the starting XI.
This season he has seemingly dropped to fourth choice centre-back option, but a lot of Liverpool fans would seemingly rather see Fabinho slot in then Lovren take to the field again.
Here is some of the reaction to Lovren’s display in the North-East…
— James R. Dissent (@JamesDissent) May 4, 2019
Lovren became a curse for us, @LFC. Trust me, I have sixth sense 😇✨
— Gaia 🌏 (@fiksynesia) May 4, 2019
So grateful that lovren is off the pitch tbh
— Daniel (@danielr_lfc) May 4, 2019
Imagine my shock, bringing off Lovren and also bringing on Shaqiri = a goal
— Sully 🏴 #JFT96 (@LFCSuIIy) May 4, 2019
Announce the Lascelles and Lovren swap deal @LFC
— sauce. (@SauceOnEmLike) May 4, 2019
— Ummad Tariq (@Ummad_Tariq01) May 4, 2019
Also love how we score after lovren is off lolololol @LFC I hope you have NOTED THIS
— Kay🐝 (@Kbhikha_GG) May 4, 2019
Hopefully that is the last we ever see of Dejan Lovren.
— Leo (@eddievoneagle) May 4, 2019
Lovren off the field 83 minutes too late
— LFC Torres (@WC_LFC_Torres) May 4, 2019
Lovren been bullied all game absolute joke he even starts, we are literally cursed
— Jax Teller (@NabsLFC) May 4, 2019
— Wayne Tancock (@WTancock) May 4, 2019