Dejan Lovren reveals extent of online abuse with Instagram death threat

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Dejan Lovren has revealed the extent of the abuse he receives for his performances for Liverpool with a sickening Instagram message.

The 28-year-old has been the focus of widespread criticism for much of his time with the Reds, having joined from Southampton for £20 million in 2014.

Lovren was roundly scrutinised for his display in the 4-1 defeat at Tottenham, which saw Jurgen Klopp substitute the centre-back after just 31 minutes.

But while Lovren was, along with the majority of his team-mates, at fault at Wembley that day, the Croatian has provided an insight into the personal threats he received as a result.

In his Instagram story on Tuesday morning, he added a screenshot of a message from a user, saying: “I’m gonna murder ur family u Croatian prick.”

“I don’t mind when people talk shit about me, it says more about them,” Lovren wrote in response.

“But I cannot ignore when my family is threatened. I just can’t and won’t accept that. Disgusting.”

This is, clearly, disgusting behaviour, and serves as an eye-opening reminder of the issues with social media and anonymity.

Lovren remains a key player under Klopp, though he was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s 3-0 win at home to Huddersfield with a thigh injury.

He is not set to be sidelined for long, with the Croatian FA expecting the No. 6 to join up with Zlatko Dalic’s squad for next month’s World Cup play-off double-header against Greece.

He has made 12 appearances for the Reds so far this season, including six starts in the Premier League.

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