Liverpool FC can win UEFA Champions League title, says defender Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren backed Liverpool FC to win the UEFA Champions League title after they routed FC Porto in their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 encounter.

football Updated: Feb 16, 2018 12:07 IST
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Dejan Lovren believes that Liverpool FC can win the UEFA Champions League title this season.(REUTERS)

Liverpool FC defender Dejan Lovren believes his team can win the UEFA Champions League after their impressive victory over Porto.

A Sadio Mane hat-trick and goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino saw Jurgen Klopp’s side to a 5-0 away win in the first leg of their last-16 tie against Porto on Wednesday.

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That has left Lovren confident Liverpool can go all the way and win a sixth European crown and first since 2005.

“Why not? Of course,” the Croatia international said.

“Yes, if we are right and we do our job like we did and everyone defends well – each centimetre of the pitch is covered – then we have a great chance to be in the next round, I would say, and then it is step by step.”

However, the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been more fancied to win the Champions League.

But Lovren said he was unfazed that his team were not attracting the same focus.

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“It is good when they don’t talk about us. Maybe they would consider them to be the favourites – even better,” he said.

“We are the underdogs I would say. I love that when people think that about us.

“It is something from deep inside that will explode, but we need to be calm and finish the second game at home and let’s see what happens later.”

First Published: Feb 16, 2018 12:07 IST