Reds legend Jamie Carragher took to Twitter last night to dispel the myth that he recommended Dejan Lovren as a good signing for his former club.
The Croatian has come in for fierce criticism following a succession of poor displays so far this season, particularly for his woeful showing for Liverpool against Tottenham on Sunday, when he was hooked after just 31 minutes.
The 28-year-old moved to Anfield from Southampton in July 2014, for a fee believed to be in the region of £20 million, and has earned mixed reviews for his performances during his time on Merseyside.
Carragher though, who made 737 appearances for the Reds during a 19-year spell at Anfield, is obviously not a fan of Lovren, and took to Twitter last night to clarify his stance on rumours that he recommended the Croatian as a good signing to Liverpool:
Where has this come from? I get tweeted this all the time! I did a piece on him on MNF when he was outstanding at Old Trafford for Soton!! https://t.co/h36107zAf4— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) 22 October 2017
Lovren was brought to the club by then manager Brendan Rodgers, so it is unclear whether Jürgen Klopp rates him as a player.
What is certain, however, is that Liverpool's recent defensive performances will be unsustainable, if they are serious about challenging for major honours on all fronts this term.
And the 28-year-old's future at Anfield is clearly hanging in the balance.