Liverpool vs Man City: Jurgen Klopp has taken a RISK, it may be a MISTAKE – Graeme Souness
That is according to Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness.
Lovren was brought into the Reds’ starting XI in place of right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
That meant Joe Gomez moved to right-back and handed Lovren his first appearance in the league this season.
Souness says Lovren should have the experience to deal with the situation, having played in the World Cup final for Croatia in the summer.
However, he believes the decision to pick the 29-year-old could turn out to be a mistake.
“Yeah, I’m sort of surprised,” Liverpool hero Souness said.
“Lovren’s not played in the Premier League this year.
“This will be the quickest game you could possibly introduce him to in terms of your thought process.
“You have to be physically spot on to deal with Manchester City’s front three.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold is going to be a star, you have to say going forward right now is his strength.
“Defensively his positioning does let him down occasionally, he’s only a baby in footballing terms.
“So I get it from that side, but it is a risk bringing Lovren back.
“An element of risk, but then again he’s played in the World Cup final three or four months ago.
“He should be an experienced player and deal with it. But, there is a question mark.
“After 90 minutes we’ll be saying ‘well, Jurgen got that one right’ or ‘Jurgen’s made a mistake’.”
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