Former Liverpool attacker Dirk Kuyt has backed Dejan Lovren to have a good season.
The Croatia international has had a mixed year that has so far seen him come off second best in both the Champions League and World Cup finals with his club and country.
And ex-Holland international Kuyt is optimistic that the former Southampton defender can push on and keep improving following some better performances in 2018.
“Lovren is a great guy. I am big Liverpool fan, follower on social, and I saw Dejan joined the team.” he is quoted by Goal.
“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.” he finished.
Lovren is unlikely to feature on Sunday as Liverpool take on West Ham United in the opening round of Premier League fixtures as he returned to preseason training late after an extended break.