Lovren Reds have what it takes to remain number one

first_imgLiverpool defender Dejan Lovren believes manager Jurgen Klopp has found the right ingredients to sustain a title challenge which was previously missing from the squadThe Reds have finished the first half of the season unbeaten with 16 wins and 12 clean sheets thanks to the rejuvenated defence (Virgil Van Dijk and Alisson)Others who have made a difference are Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho – the latter two both scorers against Newcastle.Asked what the difference was from previous years, Lovren told the Scotsman: “I think experience. There are quite a lot of players still here and it was like a puzzle, you just keep bringing these players you missed and now I think it’s a perfect match.Roberto Firmino, LiverpoolVirgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“There has always been something missing all these years but I think now we have everything.“But it doesn’t mean anything. Even Manchester City has in every position two players, top players.”The Croatian said; “The foundation isn’t about five players at the back. It’s about Mo, Bobby, Sadio, Shaq, everyone up front, they are the first defenders. We know when we don’t concede a goal, we score. That’s the key for us and we need to always stay hungry. When we lose the ball, get it back quickly.”“There’s no pressure, to be honest. In the previous years, yes, but now when you look in the dressing room, when you go into Melwood in the morning, everybody is happy,” he added. “Nobody talks about anything else than the next game. We can’t talk about something that will happen in five-six months, we go game by game and we will see where we finish.”last_img read more