Steve Nicol laughs off Lovren's claims: He 'isn't one of the best defenders in the world'
- Former Liverpool full-back and ESPN FC analyst Steve Nicol admits Lovren can be really good
- But he denies the Croatian can be named 'one of the best in the world'
- Earlier Lovren called himself that
"Let's not kid ourselves, this guy deserves a pat on the back for having confidence in himself. But to come out and say that tells you he thinks he's mustard. Good on him.
"He's got as big a heart as anybody else. Unfortunately he's a train wreck at times, the guy makes mistakes from absolutely nowhere.
"One minute you think everything's in control and all of a sudden the ball's in the back of the net and he's right in the middle of it.
"I admire his ability to fancy himself, but he isn't one of the best defenders in the world. That's for certain."