Dejan Lovren: 'Sometimes I think I'm not good enough, but Klopp believes in me'
The Croatian centre-back talks think with The Times about his complicated relationship with Jurgen Klopp and opens up about being substituted against Spurs.
On 4-1 against Spurs: “Walking off was s***. I’d never been in that situation. I was so close to kicking all the bottles over. But then I saw all the faces looking at me and said, ‘Nah, I’m still a gentleman.’”
On Klopp's man management: “Well, [it wasn’t brilliant] when he took me out at Spurs. Then, I was fuming. But after, when we spoke. It took a couple of days then he invited me into his room. I wanted answers but he said positive things. He said, ‘If you just think about yourself like I think about you, you will be one of the best players in the world.’”
On self-belief: “You know maybe, it’s sometimes just.... my self-confidence disappears in some moments. And [Klopp] believes in me, you know? And I believe in him. Sometimes, I’m a person who thinks ‘Ah, I’m really good.’ But other times I think, ‘Ah, I did that. I’m not good enough.’ He says always be level, but it’s difficult. You have sometimes self-confidence, sometimes not; sometimes good moods, sometimes not.”