Liverpool fans react to funny Dejan Lovren moment from win over Newcastle

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool looks dejected following the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.

The Reds defender looked forlorn as Mohamed Salah celebrated with Fabinho - and some fans couldn't help but joke about the 'bittersweet' moment.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool looks dejected following the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Liverpool at NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium on May 26, 2018 in Kiev, Ukraine.

Liverpool fans are surely loving life right now, given their team is playing wonderful football and sitting six points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

The Reds were merciless in their 4-0 win over Newcastle United on Boxing Day, while Manchester City suffered another huge blow thanks to a second consecutive defeat, slipping to third.

Dejan Lovren gave Liverpool a first-half lead at Anfield, Mohamed Salah won and scored a penalty after the break, and Xherdan Shaqiri and substitute Fabinho wrapped up the points against former boss Rafa Benitez.

 

Following the Brazilian's first goal for the club, he was congratulated by Salah, with Lovren in the background looking on.

The photograph capturing the moment shows the Croatian pulling a face which could be interpreted as bemusement, surprise or even heartbreak - much to some fans' amusement on Twitter:

Much to Agent Bobby's delight, Salah posted the tweet himself with the caption "really, we were just being friendly", and some Liverpool fans couldn't help but dish out a bit of banter towards poor Lovren:

Lovren will need to dust himself off as Liverpool have two huge fixtures coming up between now and New Year's Day, with Arsenal at home and then Manchester City away.

Should Jurgen Klopp's side go on to lift the coveted trophy come May, many eyes will surely be on the defender when it comes to the celebrations - let's hope Salah doesn't stray again!

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Dejan Lovren and Mohamed Salah of Liverpool during a training session at Melwood Training Ground on December 24, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

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