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Dejan Lovren forgets how to head the ball TWICE in opening 15 minutes

The Liverpool centre-back was at fault on both occasions for Tottenham's goals

You can kind of see why Liverpool were so desperate to sign Virgil van Dijk in the summer.

Because when you’ve got Dejan Lovren starting every week at the back you’re always likely to concede goals.


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Lovren is publicly enemy number one amongst Liverpool fans

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Lovren is publicly enemy number one amongst Liverpool fans

Lovren isn’t the most popular figure at Anfield after a catalogue of errors during his Reds career so far.

And the Croat was at it again not once but twice inside the first 15 minutes against Tottenham.

First, Lovren inexplicably ducked a through ball from Kieran Trippier which allowed Harry Kane to skip forward and calmly slot past Simon Mignolet.

Lovren simply watched Trippier’s pass sail over his head

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Lovren simply watched Trippier’s pass sail over his head

Budget defending.

So you’d think Lovren would try to keep it simple and settle it all down a bit?

Wrong.

Just minutes later, he completely misjudged a long throw from Hugo Lloris, with Kane all too happy to take the ball on and square for Heung-Min Son to emphatically make it 2-0.

He then completely misjudged a long throw

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He then completely misjudged a long throw

And this all happened inside the first quarter of an hour.

Hardly the ‘sold first 20 minutes’ approach you want from a tough away game right?

The display sparked the anti-Lovren brigade back into life again inevitably: