Dejan Lovren: I have won the Liverpool fans over

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Dejan Lovren believes that he has won over Liverpool fans since the arrival of manager Jurgen Klopp.

The Croatian defender was signed by Liverpool in 2014 for £20 million but struggled last season under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.

He was often the scapegoat during a disappointing campaign which saw the Reds finish sixth in yet another trophy-less season.

However, the 26-year-old has put in a series of consistent performances this campaign under Klopp and he believes he has changed the perceptions of the Anfield faithful.

"The fans now have me in a different view," Lovren said. "I think that they are now starting to realise that I am worthy, and they regret that they initially had a different opinion.

"But Liverpool is a big club, and expectations are high, so it is normal that you are going to be criticised.”

Lovren believes that the introduction of the new manager has given him the confidence and desire to take his Liverpool career to the next level.

"I needed someone like Klopp to push me, and to give me support. For such a man, I'm always ready to fight to the end, and for the team and the club.”

Lovren has played 16 times in all competitions for Liverpool this season but recently picked up a hamstring injury in Liverpool’s Capital One Cup semi-final win against Stoke.

However, there is hope that the centre-back will soon be returning to full fitness with Premier League clashes against Arsenal and Manchester United coming up.

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