It’s not often that fans are united on an issue, but when such a situation does occur, it’s usually down to a shared hatred.
For Liverpool fans, the common denominator in this instance is their mercurial centre-back, Dejan Lovren.
After he turned in another ‘generous’ performance against Hoffenheim, Reds supporters appear to have finally given up on the Croatian defender. Such was the outpouring of grief over his display that ‘Lovren’ began to trend across many areas of the UK and Ireland.
To be fair to Lovren, he was only directly responsible for giving away one goal, so things are clearly improving.
ESPN even went so far as to ask the following question:
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) August 16, 2017
Such an idea is a smear on the glorious careers of Djimi Traore and Andrea Dossena, and with Alberto Moreno continuing to work his magic on the left-flank, Lovren might not even be the worst defender currently in the squad.
Still, for most fans of the Merseyside outfit it looks as if enough is enough.
I'd love to know what Klopp sees in Lovren. He's fucking awful. #LFC
— Graeme Kelly (@GraemeKelly1) August 15, 2017
Don't hate Lovren anymore, just feel sorry for him. He's so out of his depth it's painful
— Sam (@f1rmino) August 16, 2017
Lovren and Moreno are like Kryptonite to each other. Each one plays better without the other. Surely Klopp has to see this?
— David Tully (@DavidTully1983) August 16, 2017
10 mins into Liverpools CL campaign & Lovren has made 3 mistakes, get him out my fuckin club
— ' (@GerrardsPrime) August 15, 2017
I can't deal with another 12 minutes of Lovren little less 12 months 😒
— Jonny Alves (@JonnyLFC93) August 16, 2017
Whole club is an absolute disgrace If we don't sign a centre back this summer, Lovren is a fucking disaster, worse he's getting too!!!
— Hayes ⚽️ (@Ronan_Hayes_2) August 16, 2017
Lovren will be our defender for the group stages & Knockout stages of UEFA champions league #LFC We are back
— Dharmìk (@9Dharmik9) August 16, 2017
Can't go another season of lovren😞😞
— shaneconroy☘️ (@shaneconroy2) August 16, 2017
why cant we just find another alternative instead of focusing only on VVD, i swear any defenders we look for surely is better than lovren https://t.co/tRfEjQ9Y4h
— Vik (@LFCVik) August 16, 2017
— TBN Sport (@TBNSport) August 16, 2017
Pure laziness slating Moreno. He was far from a liability against Watford or Hoffenheim. Lovren is the weak link in that defence. #LFC
— Alex (@jersey_viking) August 16, 2017