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Riise hits out at Lovren as Liverpool fans call on Klopp to take him off against Hoffenheim

Date Posted,August 23, 2017

John Arne Riise was among the Liverpool fans who hit out at Dejan Lovren for his performance in the first half against Hoffenheim.

The Croatian defender isn’t particularly loved by Reds supporters, but for the most part he seems to be in Jurgen Klopp’s good books.

However, Lovren and Alberto Moreno looked far from convincing as Hoffenheim put the ball past Simon Mignolet to make it 3-1 on Wednesday night.

Moments after the ball hit the back of the net, Reds fans began calling for their boss to take the player off and replace him with a sub.

Dejan Lovren isn’t in anyone’s good books at the moment (Image: REUTERS)
John Arne Riise hit out at the centre-back (Image: YouTube/Stadium Astro)

Many were asking what Klopp sees in the centre-back, while others suggested the team need to step up their pursuit of Virgil van Dijk.

Meanwhile Riise took to Twitter to write: “Surely we have or there is better centre-back then Lovren? He makes too many mistakes.

“He said he wanted to show he is one of the best in Premier League?? Well…”

The Croatian defender was blamed for Hoffenheim’s goal (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Liverpool went into the second leg Champions League qualifying match with a 2-1 advantage from the first game in Germany.

They stormed into a three goal lead in the first half before they were pegged back with what will surely be nothing more than a consolation.

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