Dejan Lovren had a chance to prove himself over the weekend by filling in for an injured Mamadou Sakho, and he helped Liverpol to another clean sheet over Southampton.
Dejan Lovren, one of the significant signings for Liverpool over the summer, appears to have to wrestle his job back from Mamadou Sakho if he wants to partner Martin Skrtel in the heart of the Reds defense.
Mamadou Sakho looks set to continue in place of the injured Dejan Lovren as Liverpool travel to Turf Moor on Boxing Day.
With a clean sheet over the weekend and a goal scored in the League Cup match with Swansea yesterday, Dejan Lovren looks poised to provide fantasy returns after starting the season quite slowly.
Brendan Rodgers stated that Dejan Lovern "should be fit" for Liverpool's trip to Rangers this Sunday.
The Croatian Football Federation confirmed on Thursday that Dejan Lovren has been withdrawn from the upcoming Euro qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Azerbaijan after a scan revealed the defender had strained his abdominal muscles.
Dejan Lovren has completed his move to Liverpool for a fee of £20m.
Dejan Lovren's Croatia were eliminated by Mexico in a big 3-1 loss that saw the Croatians collapse in the last 20 minutes.
Croatia Starting XI: Pletikosa; Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaljko; Modric, Pranjic; Perisic, Rakitic, Olic, Mandzukic.
Croatia bounced back from an opening night loss to Brazil with a convincing 0-4 defeat of Cameroon.
Croatia XI: Pletikosa, Pranjic, Perisic, Corluka, Lovren, Rakitic, Modric, Srna, Mandzukic, Olic, Sammir
Dejan Lovren put in a good shift for Croatia against a tricky Brazilian attack but he was the defender responsible for "bringing down" Fred in the box and setting up the penalty that proved to be the game-winner for the hosts.
Dejan Lovren is expected to be available for Sunday's match against Tottenham.
Dejan Lovren's return wasn't enough to keep Liverpool out and Southampton ended up losing 3-0 at home.