Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren believes that he “responded quite well” following an attempted burglary at his home and criticism from fans over his form earlier in the season.
The Croatia international was given plenty of stick following a disastrous outing against Spurs at Wembley back in October – a game in which he was substituted after just half an hour.
But the former Southampton man feels he has bounced back well from that and is putting in the kind of performances more worthy of the shirt.
“People look at football and don’t look what is going on around the life.” he is quoted by BBC Sport.
“I think I responded quite well.
“It was horrific. It is not easy because we are also humans and everyone has problems.
“Some people can understand that, some people not, but in these difficult situations I saw the support from some really good people.” he continued.
And Lovren is looking to cement a place alongside new centre-back signing Virgil Van Dijk in Jurgen Klopp’s side following some encouraging displays with the Holland international.
“I think we did quite well, me and him in the last couple of games when we played.” he said.
“We understood each other quite well and hopefully we can do it also in the future like that.” he finished.