Dejan Lovren & Harry Maguire

Liverpool respond to Sun story about Dejan Lovren

Leicester 2 – Liverpool 3

Despite fears he would miss out through injury, Dejan Lovren played the full 90 minutes for Liverpool in their 3-2 win at Leicester on Sunday.

Lovren was booked early in the second half of the victory at the King Power Stadium.

Like the rest of the Liverpool defence, Lovren failed to cover himself in too much glory.

The Foxes may have lost but they once again showed up the Liverpool backline, both from set pieces and in general play.

Related: Simon Mignolet sums up Leicester 2 – Liverpool 3.

The Dejan Lovren story in The Sunday Sun

On Sunday, Dejan Lovren was front and centre in a story contained in a tabloid, The Sunday Sun.

The Sunday Sun reported that Lovren fears he was “gassed” by criminals as he & his family slept on their summer holiday in Croatia.

The timing of this article is super strange since it occurred at least a month ago.

Most concerning for Lovren and Liverpool as well as their supporters, was that The Sunday Sun claimed quotes from the Croatian defender.

Due to their erroneous and enormously damaging reporting of the Hillsborough Disaster, Liverpool fans have boycotted The Sun for close to thirty years now.

Last season, The Sun was banned from reporting on Liverpool and Everton games.

It is no exaggeration to say that had Lovren directly spoken to The Sun, he could struggle to have a future at the club.

Dejan Lovren’s fake quotes

Lovren was quoted in the article saying:

Yes, I was robbed. They have stolen everything from me. I heard absolutely nothing. It is as if they had put something in my apartment for me to fall asleep.

They could have kidnapped my kids, and I wouldn’t have noticed at all.

Ultimately, it appears that these quotes were taken from a Croatian media article all the way back in June.

And, Tony Barrett, who is Liverpool’s Head of Club and Supporter Liaison was forced to Tweet the truth about the Dejan Lovren article in The Sunday Sun today.