'Masterclass inbound': Liverpool fans discuss Lovren's upcoming tangle with Messi

Dejan Lovren of Croatia lines up prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia.

Croatia take on Argentina at the World Cup in the day's late kick off, and Liverpool's Dejan Lovren will have the small task of minding Lionel Messi.

Dejan Lovren of Croatia celebrates with fans following his sides victory in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Croatia and Nigeria at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 16, 2018...

Dejan Lovren has been speaking to Liverpool's official website about taking to the field for Croatia on Thursday evening against Argentina - and fans have been discussing how the defender will get on with marking Lionel Messi.

The Liverpool man was solid against Nigeria in the opening game, but will arguably face a far sterner test in Nizhny Novgorod with Barcelona talisman Messi looking to make amends for his penalty miss against Iceland.

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The 30-year-old was Argentina's danger man during the 1-1 draw, but couldn't quite inspire his side to victory as the plucky Scandanavians held on.

He'll no doubt be looking to take out his frustrations on Croatia, who currently top Group D after beating Nigeria 2-0, and Lovren will have to bring his A-game.

Lionel Messi of Argentina passes the ball during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group D match between Argentina and Iceland at Spartak Stadium on June 16, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.

At times last season in the Premier League Lovren was suspect, and even had to deal with death theats after a particularly poor showing against Tottenham Hostpur at Wembley. His form improved drastically towards the end of the season, though.

Ahead of the clash, supporters of Lovren's club Liverpool have been tipping their man to come up trumps against the superstar. Here are some of the best responses:

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