There has been an immediate casualty following Liverpool’s shock 3-0 home defeat to West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League: Dejan Lovren’s Instagram account.
Lovren was singled out for special abuse from Liverpool supporters yesterday after his woeful performance for the Reds.
Lovren completely gifted the Hammers their second goal after inexplicably giving the ball away at the corner flag, allowing West Ham to capitalise, as Mark Noble finished off a quick move.
Amazingly, the 26-year-old Croatian actually had the perfect chance to redeem himself in the final minutes, but missed a free and easy header.
But the finger of blame can’t be solely pointed at Lovren – Philippe Coutinho was reckless in getting himself sent off for two yellow cards after just 53 minutes.
It should be noted that prior to the West Ham match, Lovren had been one of Liverpool’s best performers in the opening weeks of the season. However one shoddy showing was all it took for fans to start abusing their own again, and in response Lovren has shut down his Instagram account.
Below are tweets on the topic.
— Ben Stanfield (@BenStanners) August 30, 2015
Lovren is a absolute disaster agreed, but for him to deactivate his instagram there must have been some over the top abuse.
— Luke (@KopiteLuke1892) August 29, 2015
If u trolled Lovren till he deleted Instagram or calling4Rodgers head then u dont understand football n should be ashamed of yourself #LFC
— Mark (@Markopite) August 29, 2015
Liverpool fans have abused Dejan Lovren to the point where he felt the need to delete his Instagram such a fantastic bunch them lot
— ManCityArmy1894 (@ManCityArmy1894) August 29, 2015
Brendan, I believe Dejan Lovren's deleted his instagram due to not being able to take the deserved abuse from people who pay £50. Character?
— Connor (@ConnorwilsonLFC) August 29, 2015
Disgusting Lovren has had to deactivate his Instagram account because of death threats, Disgusting what fans do that pic.twitter.com/RSHU8314ei
— Anfield Kopites (@LiverpoolKop960) August 29, 2015
Lovren has deactivated his Instagram account hahahahaha
— leethompson. (@leeanthonyt) August 29, 2015
Hahaha Dejan Lovren's deactivated his Instagram because he was getting abuse for his performance against West Ham pic.twitter.com/o8NoxsZZqd
— Churchinio (@Churchinio) August 30, 2015
I hate Liverpool players so much but you don't bully Lovren so much that he deletes Instagram, you should be ashamed of yourself, "fans".
— aaliyah (@aaliyahbaker9) August 29, 2015