While a significant part of the Liverpool squad have either effectively answered to Melwood for summer preparing or are still on a broadened break in the wake of smashing out of the World Cup, Dejan Lovren and Croatia look set to proceed with their run in the competition profound into the late spring.

In the wake of commanding Group D with exhaustive wins over a Lionel Messi-drove Argentina, a la mode Nigeria and spunky upstarts, Iceland, Croatia went into the knockout stages as a dim steed contender to make it to the last. A restricted punishment shootout prevail upon Denmark has put Lovren and his side into the quarterfinals in a draw with Russia later on today.

With the competition has speaking to an exceptionally winnable tie, Croats around the globe have begun trusting that this brilliant age can outperform even the acclaimed side that completed third sprinter up in the 1998 World Cup.

Lovren, never one who would ever be blamed for lacking certainty, trusts this accumulation of players has what it takes to achieve this accomplishment:

Of course, we respect the generation of ‘98 very much because they achieved the greatest success for Croatian football and the Croatian national team,” the center back told reporters at a pre-match conference.

This has always been—I can even say some kind of a burden to be better than them. Twenty years have passed and no one has managed to do anything in this regard.

The Liverpool safeguard has driven a back line that has yielded a negligible two objectives in four matches, consolidating with a supernatural midfield made out of any semblance of Real Madrid’s Luka Modrić, Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitić and Inter Milan’s Marcelo Brozović to spook their way through the opposition up to this point.

I believe in this team and I believe we can do better than [the ‘98 side], Lovren continued. With a little luck and several other things falling into place I am certain we can do better.

While a raced to the last would be praiseworthy, advancing even through the elimination round would require beating the champ of Saturday’s Sweden-England coordinate. What’s more, since we as a whole know it’s at long last getting back home this time, one would most likely need to encourage Lovren to begin gathering his pack for Anfield.

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