Liverpool overcame tough opponents and tricky conditions to win 2-0 against Southampton at St Mary’s on Sunday.
Goals from Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling ensured Brendan Rodgers’ side continued their impressive surge up the Premier League table and at this rate a Champions League spot is well within their grasp.
With Manchester United flattering to deceive at times this season, and the Saints themselves slipping to more defeats against the sides around them than they would like, Liverpool’s 2015 form suggests they could be the ones celebrating come May.
The match saw the return to St Mary’s of a trio who left for Anfield last summer, with Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana starting the game and Rickie Lambert an unused substitute.
Lovren’s time at Liverpool has not gone according to plan and he has recently found himself out of the side, with Rodgers favouring a back-three of Emre Can, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho. But with the latter unavailable for this match, the Croatia international was recalled.
After the game we took to Twitter to see what fans thought of Lovren’s performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Another player who deserves some credit for today is Lovren. He had a good game, and looked completely different to the Lovren months ago.— Dharma (@Rodgerholic) February 22, 2015
Very few will admit it but aside from a silly booking Lovren was pretty good and has been anytime he's been called upon lately.— Daniel McLaughlin (@Dan23_92) February 22, 2015
Anyone else think Lovren was half decent today? Credit to him he doesn't start much, looks a bit better in this system.— LFC Alliance (@LFCAlliance) February 22, 2015
Genuinely believe Lovren can get better. He seemed ok today just made a few bad decisions.— Cody (@FinallyRaheem) February 22, 2015
Okay Lovren looks shaky but has he done anything glaringly bad?— Tom (@Bumrows) February 22, 2015
Lovren started okay but has reverted to old Lovren. But the conditions make defending very difficult.— Taintless Red (@TaintlessRed) February 22, 2015
Really impressed with Lovren today— The boy who lived⚡️ (@Samchard98) February 22, 2015
We haven't been this bad since the last time Lovren started— Eggy (@TheBoiledEgg) February 22, 2015