Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Dejan Lovren's performance, highlight Klopp's influence

Dejan Lovren

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-1 on Sunday afternoon.

Liverpool picked up a controversial victory on Sunday afternoon, as they beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park thanks to Christian Benteke's late penalty.

The Reds were coming into the game off the back of a superb 3-0 win over Manchester City in midweek, but fell behind early into the second half against Palace, as Joe Ledley opened the scoring before James Milner was sent off for Liverpool, giving them a tough task with just ten men.

However, Roberto Firmino capitalised on Alex McCarthy's poor kick, sliding the ball home after a costly error from the Palace goalkeeper - and then the match became shrouded in controversy.

Christian Benteke went down under minimal contact from Palace defender Damien Delaney, and the referee awarded Liverpool an injury-time penalty, which Benteke stepped up to score, handing Jurgen Klopp's men a 96th minute winner.

The Benteke situation has been dominating the post-match conversation, but Liverpool fans instead focused on the performance of defender Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian international has been inconsistent at the best of times since signing from Southampton back in the summer of 2014, but he enjoyed a superb performance against Palace on Sunday.

Liverpool fans took to Twitter to praise Lovren, suggesting that it was the centre back's best performance for the club so far, and looked forward to his partnership with imminent signing Joel Matip, who arrives from Schalke this summer.

Supporters also noted that Lovren has improved since Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool boss back in October, and believe he is finally repaying the fee Liverpool paid for him almost two years ago.

Here are some of the reactions from Liverpool fans on Twitter after Lovren's performance against Crystal Palace on Sunday...

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