Liverpool fans are laughing at Dejan Lovren's Instagram about Luka Modric after Croatia training

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Five days on from the Champions League final and Liverpool players will no doubt still be heartbroken over their defeat to Real Madrid.

The Reds put in a spirited performance, but were always up against it when star man Mohamed Salah went off after 30 minutes.

And two disastrous errors from Loris Karius meant that Liverpool would travel back from Kiev without the silverware.

Dejan Lovren, who put in an admirable performance in Kiev, summed up how the team felt after the game.

"This feeling is difficult to describe," he said.  "We are devastated, it's heartbreaking. After such a long road where we managed to beat the best teams in Europe... this first goal was a big surprise, to be honest. Nobody expected it.

"I'm proud of the team, I'm proud of the players who were even injured. They gave everything. I promise that next year we will come back even stronger because I feel this team is growing every day. We will do."

ATTENTION TURNS TO THE WORLD CUP

With players now meeting up with their nations for the upcoming World Cup, there is bound to be some awkward encounters between Liverpool and Real Madrid players.

Roberto Firmino features in Brazil's squad alongside the likes of Marcelo and Casemiro, while Lovren is in the Croatia squad with Luka Modric.

And the Liverpool defender took to Instagram to vent his frustrations with Modric.

Lovren posted a picture of the two players looking serious in training, seemingly ignoring each other.

Alongside the image, the caption read: "I didn’t want to talk to him...still pissed 🤬

"But now we are together for the same reason and that’s our national team".

That's very honest, yet brilliant from Lovren.

It'll probably be a while until Lovren forgives Modric for ruining his dream of becoming a Champions League winner.

The post attracted tens of thousands of likes, with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Firmino among those.

And many loved the honesty that Lovren showed.

LOVREN REFUSED TO BLAME KARIUS

Karius made two awful mistakes in goal for Liverpool are they lost 3-1 against Real Madrid, but Lovren refused to blame him after the game.

"When we win, we win together. When we lose, we lose together. So don't blame him," he said.

"It's easy to blame someone, but we are in the same ship together and everyone gave him the best words that they can. He will come back strong. You cannot find the words.

"He had a difficult start last season, so I believe in him. Don't make massive stories about that. Of course it's big because it's a final, but everyone makes mistakes."

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