If Lovren can go one better with his national team at the World Cup than his club team did in the Champions League then we may have to start accepting he's pretty good.
He wrote for the Irish Independent: "I give Lovren credit for rebuilding his Liverpool career after that and there is no doubt that the arrival of Virgil van Dijk in the January transfer window helped him to put in a better second half of the season, but I'm still not convinced he can relied upon every time he takes to the field".
For the entirety of the first half of the season Liverpool's defence was poor and it seemed a lot of the blame was being attributed to Lovren and when the defence improved it was seemingly nothing to do with the Croatian getting better and just Virgil van Dijk being signed.
"It's something special for me", Lovren told beIN Sports."From my point of view, people were saying I had a hard season but I don't agree with that".
'I took Liverpool to the final of the Champions League, and now with my national team we are in the [World Cup] final.
"I think people should recognise that I'm one of the best defenders in the world". People now will never forget us. "We showed our character, we showed that we deserved to be in the final and people should respect us", he said.
"If you want, I had two players in the team because Ivan Perisic was my player when we won the double years ago at Dortmund. In extra-time we showed we are still able with the fatigue to play our game".
"He's proud of me and what I've achieved", he said.
"I really didn't understand these questions, always looking back to where I made some mistakes".
Oblak has established himself as one of the world's very best goalkeepers during his four years with Atlético Madrid and the Slovenian worldwide would represent a major summer coup for Liverpool, if a deal can be struck.