They make good love in Croatia - Lovren calls for respect

Lovren right had a torrid time against Kane at Wembley in October

For Liverpool fans the Premier League crown remains their most sought-after trophy but under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp there is a real sense that the club can finally add the elusive piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet.

Lovren was an integral contributor for the Reds as they reached the Champions League final in May, meaning the 29-year-old will have played in two of the biggest fixtures in world football within two months. I deserve this. I went through a lot of s*** and it's coming back. He deserves, if we win this World Cup, the Ballon d'Or'.

"I'm still not entirely convinced by him and would suggest he is still an accident waiting to happen if the right buttons are pushed and enough pressure is applied".

Subasic suffered a tight hamstring towards the end of Croatia's quarter-final win over hosts Russian Federation and was unable to take goal-kicks before the tie went to penalties.

'We have the chance to do something better, and hopefully we can do it on Sunday.

"It was a really unusual feeling".

But after the break, Croatia took control, equalised through Ivan Perisic and then won the game with Mario Mandzukic's extra-time strike.

"It's something special for me".

Oblak has established himself as one of the world's very best goalkeepers during his four years with Atlético Madrid and the Slovenian worldwide would represent a major summer coup for Liverpool, if a deal can be struck.

"I can imagine everybody is disappointed but it was still a fantastic tournament with one game to come".

"Of course I'm delighted for Dejan".

And the Liverpool defender has praised Croatian parents for "making good love" and giving the small country several sports stars.

"After 20 years, people will remember us, not only the '98 team".