Liverpool media round-up: Ward recalled, Lovren believes he's winning fans over, Klopp on first few months

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A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.

Liverpool have recalled goalkeeper Danny Ward from his loan spell at Aberdeen, according to widespread reports, including one from the Daily Mail.

Ward seems to have impressed during his time in Scotland, and his return is likely to put pressure on Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan.

The latter of the two made a huge error in the Reds' 2-2 draw with Exeter City in the FA Cup, while Mignolet has been unable to convince fans after making mistakes of his own. 

Defender Dejan Lovren believes he is winning over the club's fans thanks to form he has shown under Jurgen Klopp.

There is little doubt that Lovren's form has improved under the German prior to a hamstring injury he picked up in the League Cup semi-final first leg win over Stoke City last week.

After just over a season under Brendan Rodgers, Lovren was culpable for a number of errors but there have been some more solid displays from the Croatia international of late.

He's quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “The fans now have me in a different view. I think that they are now starting to realise that I am worthy, and they regret that they initially had a different opinion.

“But Liverpool is a big club, and expectations are high, so it is normal that you are going to be criticised.”

The Echo also carries quotes from an interview with Jurgen Klopp, who has reflected on his first three months at Liverpool, and has said the main difference between Germany and England is the sheer amount of games they play.

He said: “When I came here, I didn’t know there were two rounds in the semi-final of the Capital One Cup.

“I had people in Germany, saying ‘yeah, you’re in the final again!’ Idiots!

“In Germany, when you tell people about the FA Cup that if you draw you play again. They say ‘what?’ Here you have penalties and extra time, but only after the second game.

“That’s the thing, it’s the number of games, football, football, football. With a perfect pre-season you are prepared for a long, long journey."

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