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Kovacic trolls Croatia team-mate Dejan Lovren

Kovacic trolls Croatia team-mate Dejan Lovren over Liverpool's title hopes

November 14, 2018 By Ali M.
The Chelsea midfielder undermined the Anfield center-back's claim of being one of the best defenders with a cruel joke.

Liverpool is one of the favorites to win the Premier League title in the eyes of several fans and pundits, but Mateo Kovacic believes the Reds will fall short once again. And the reason for this prediction boils down to one person: Croatia team-mate, Dejan Lovren.

Klopp's men are one of three unbeaten sides this season, having gone the first 12 rounds without a single loss. Their defense has also been impressive this campaign, thus making them one of the frontrunners to challenge for Man City's title.

However, Kovacic, whose Chelsea side is also unbeaten and in the race for the league crown, trolled the Reds and Lovren over their chances. Speaking to 24 Sata, the former Real Madrid midfielder took a jibe at his countryman.

Kovacic was asked whether Salah and Co. can win the Premier League. 24 Sata quotes the 24-year-old as saying: "Liverpool will not be England champion. Why? Well because they have Dejan Lovren!"

The entire hall burst into laughter, suggesting that Mateo was merely trolling the center-back. However, this joke coincides with Lovren staking his claim as one of the best defenders in the world.

The 29-year-old has infamously taken swipes at Sergio Ramos since making the World Cup final, claiming that the Spaniard is more error-prone. Whether Lovren will take offense from Kovacic's joke remains unknown, but the two will reunite for international duty, as their nation gears up for a crucial UEFA Nations League clash with Spain.

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