It’s been a tough couple of weeks for Dejan Lovren.
He was taken off after just 31 minutes during Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Spurs after making two mistakes for the opening two goals.
While Jurgen Klopp may have thought he was doing a good thing by keeping the defender out of the firing line, it rather hung him out to dry.
The Croatian received a lot of abuse after the heavy defeat, abuse that resulted in him deleting his Instagram profile picture of him in a Liverpool shirt and deleting the fact he was a Liverpool player in his bio.
And things didn’t get much better for Lovren this weekend.
He was set to start the match against Huddersfield before withdrawing through injury in the warm-up.
And Lovren has been back on Instagram after Liverpool’s 3-0 victory.
This time, he appears to have revealed his Instagram activity.
In an Instagram story, he wrote: “I don’t mind when people talk s*** about me, it says more about them!
“But I can not ignore when my family is threatened. I just can’t and won’t accept that.
Lovren's Instagram post
And to prove he was telling the truth about the abuse, Lovren sent a screenshot of the sickening abuse he received.
While many Liverpool fans criticised his performance against Spurs, they certainly don’t stoop as low as that one individual.
And after Lovren’s latest Instagram post, plenty of Liverpool fans - and John Arne Riise were in full support of their player and were equally disgusted with the abuse.
Check out the reaction:
Klopp on Lovren
Klopp recently spoke about the criticism of Lovren and slammed the media for seemingly enjoying watching him struggle at Anfield.
"I don't wish one of you to have your mistakes discussed in public. You cannot even imagine how it feels,” Klopp said ahead of the Huddersfield match.
"The boys are in the first place still human beings but you look like you are watching an accident and you are the kind of people standing around with smartphones instead of helping. I'm not this kind of person.
"We had a normal week. Of course it's not the nicest week in Dejan's life but it's only football. People don't become a better or a worse person through making a mistake in a football game.”
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