There can’t be many moments in Dejan Lovren’s career worse than having had rings run around him by Harry Kane in October 2017.
The Tottenham centre-forward made light work of the Croatian right from the off, blowing him away with his pace, intelligence and movement to ensure that every-one in the area was safe.
However, a year on, Lovren has featured in a Champions League and World Cup final apiece and also showed huge signs of improvement through the latter half of the 2017/18 season.
Making his first start of the season against Huddersfield on Sunday, Lovren did look a little rusty but it was not enough to worry Liverpool fans after an ongoing abdominal issue.
Back to his commanding best on the training pitch Jurgen Klopp, the German decided to break up one of the Premier League’s most impressive partnerships in Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk for such a small quantity.
Either way, he has come some way since that humiliation. Hauled off in the first half and jeered by even his own fans, now he may feel that he could not be further from the truth in his current status as one of the most experienced defenders in the league.