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Dejan Lovren claimed that Liverpool could make it through the entire Premier League season unbeaten.
Oh, and he only said that last month!
Fast-forward to January and the Reds suffered a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.
"Hopefully, we can be unbeaten until the end of the season," he said (via BBC Sport). "That is why we came to Liverpool.
"Arsenal did it before, so why not?
"Of course, it will be a challenge but this is what we want.
"We know we can do it."
Well, this is certainly awkward, isn't it?
To be fair, the 29-year-old centre-back once claimed that he was one of the best defenders in the world.
"It's something special for me," he told beIN Sports in July. "From my point of view, people were saying I had a difficult season, but I don't agree with that.
"I showed that I took Liverpool to the Champions League final and now with my national team we are in the final.
"I think people should recognise that I'm one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense I will say."
We're not really sure which one is more awkward.
Sergio Agüero opened the scoring against Liverpool and allowed City to take a 1-0 advantage into half-time.
Roberto Firmino would equalise for the Reds in the second half, but a superb strike from Leroy Sané would secure three important points for Pep Guardiola's men.
Liverpool supporters will not be happy with the result, not to mention almost all their rivals voicing their support for City before the match.
Dejan Lovren in July:- bet365 (@bet365) 3 January 2019
"I think people should recognise that I am one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense."
Dejan Lovren in December:
"Arsenal did it before (went unbeaten for a season) so why not? We know we can do it." pic.twitter.com/t2lX0D24p5
Dejan Lovren defending against City... pic.twitter.com/JoL9tDj50n- Sunday League FC (@SundayLeagueFC) 3 January 2019
:date: Tuesday:- SPORF (@Sporf) 3 January 2019
:speaking_head: Dejan Lovren: "Hopefully we can be unbeaten until the end of the season. Arsenal did it before so why not?"
:x: @ManCity 2-1 @LFC
Manchester City are the first team to beat Liverpool in the Premier League this season.- Squawka Football (@Squawka) 3 January 2019
The champions get their revenge. pic.twitter.com/NQ0dEQ0yeA
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