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​Liverpool defender Lovren not bothered about criticism

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren insists that he is not worried about critics.

The centre-back has endured plenty of criticism since he arrived at the club from Southampton in 2014.

But he has played 184 games in those years. And as for criticism, Lovren is unbothered.

He told Sky Sports: "At this level, it's normal to be exposed to criticism. To be honest, I'm not too bothered. If I feel criticism, it will be first from the manager, but my biggest critic is me. I can see when I perform well or not, it's as simple as that.

"I don't need somebody to tell me. I don't read a lot of newspapers or listen much to the pundits.

"It is what it is. It's football and we have to deal with it. Some players can't do that and they go inside themselves, but accepting it is important.

"The criticism will just make me stronger. It has always been part of football and it always will be part of football."

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