Manchester City beat Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium last night to keep the Premier League title race alive and end the Reds’ unbeaten run.
Goals from Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane won the match and both of them came down the side of the Reds defence covered by Dejan Lovren.
He lost Aguero for the opener and Sane lashed home the winner from the inside left channel that Lovren was charged with covering.
The Croatian may not have even been playing, had Joe Gomez not been ruled out with a long-term injury and it was another occasion in which his on-pitch performance did not marry up with his vociferous opinions off it.
Lovren’s bullishness likely comes as a result of having been pilloried for so much of his Reds career; having made the two biggest finals in world football last season, he wants to shout about his achievements now.
But that is not the mature, focused approach that wins titles and when his performances on the pitch mark him out as a weak link for a side wanting to do exactly that – as it did last night – outlandish statements like that look very foolish indeed.