Updated: Apr 22
Lovren says Liverpool have a balanced team with a strong mix of young and mature players.
Croatia international Dejan Lovren predicts Long term success for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. Dejan Lovren says Liverpool are hungry for more success and will continue to show the world what they are made of when football resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic. Jurgen Klopp's Reds are 25 points ahead of champions Manchester City in the Premier League table, and only need two wins to secure their first major title in 30 years. The 2019-20 season is currently on hold, and June 8 is seen as the date for when the English top-flight will resume. Lovren, who has been part of the Liverpool unit that won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup in the last 12 months, revealed his delight at the mix of young and experienced players in their team.
More: Sky Sports pundits reveal which Premier League manager they would most like to play for. Lovren told the Liverpool website: "It's a learning process. The core of the team is here, starting from the manager - he did a great job here from the beginning. He showed everyone that he has the abilities and the skills and he knows how to manage the team in bad moments and in good moments. "We didn't stop work, that's the main point - we stayed hungry. This is what he brought to us. We are always hungry and will stay hungry. "Once you try a good meal, you want to try it again - you don't stop. This is what is pushing us. We want to show everyone what we are capable of.
"It's important to have a mix between really young players, the middle [age] players and the experienced players. I think we have it, this is the great balance. "We are used to playing big finals and the big games and we know how to manage it. Even when we are 1-0 down we know what to do. This is why it's important to have a balance in the team.
More: Sadio Mane could be tempted by a move to Spanish club Real Madrid. "If we keep the important players and the core of the team here for many years, we will only grow." With matches postponed, Lovren and his Liverpool teammates are keeping fit by training at home - and the Croatia international insists that while these are challenging times, everyone must remain positive. He said: "It's a tough moment for everyone. The only thing we can do is stay at home and listen to the advice of the government. Everyone knows how the NHS is working hard for us, so we should appreciate the people on the frontline."
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