2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™

14 June - 15 July


188.0 cm
Date of Birth 05 July 1989
International Caps
International Goals

It took time for Dejan Lovren to win the hearts of Liverpool supporters, but he has now established himself as an important defender at Merseyside while becoming one of the best Croatian players of his generation.

The versatile centre-back, who can play anywhere across the backline if needed, was first called up to the national team by Slaven Bilic but only established himself in the side under Niko Kovac.

At the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, he formed a formidable partnership in central defence alongside Vedran Corluka. Lovren missed UEFA EURO 2016 and the start of qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ but he then played a crucial role in helping his country to secure their spot in Russia.