Former Liverpool star, Dirk Kuyt has backed Liverpool defender, Dejan Lovren to shake off his critics and have a great season.
The Croatia international has been the recipient of jibes from critics, due to his inconsistent defending.
Lovren helped Liverpool to the Champions League final and had a brilliant showing in the World Cup with Croatia.
And despite his foibles, Kuyt is convinced that Liverpool fans will see the best of the centre-back this term.
“Lovren is a great guy. I am big Liverpool fan, follower on social, and I saw Dejan joined the team,” the former Netherlands international explained to reporters in Zagreb.
“He will have a great season and I believe Liverpool can fight Man City for the title this season.
“I enjoyed watching Croatia at the World Cup and how passionate they fought, not giving up for one second. They deserved a little more, but France are a terrific team and reaching the final is, in itself, amazing.”