Dejan Lovren: 'I am one of the best defenders in the world'
• Dejan Lovren insists he considers himself to be one of the best defenders on the planet after he reached the World Cup final.
The centre-half was also part of the Liverpool team that reached the final of the Champions League last season and feels he proved critics wrong with his performances this year.
"It's something special for me. From my point of view, people said I had a difficult season but I don't agree," he said.
"I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League. Now with my national team, we are in the final.
"I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense."