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Liverpool defender Lovren reveals Klopp contact after World Cup semi

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren says he's spoken to manager Jurgen Klopp since Croatia's World Cup semifinal win over England.

The Reds boss told Lovren he was "proud" after seeing the defender help his side to a World Cup final against France and the centre-back praised Klopp for giving him his backing throughout tougher times.

Lovren also paid tribute to club team-mate Jordan Henderson following the game.

"He's [Klopp] proud of me and what I've achieved," said Lovren. "He knows what I went through. He's a good man. Even in tough times he was always backing me up. I appreciated that.

"I am a little bit disappointed for my team-mate [Jordan Henderson] because he also deserved to be in the final. I wish we could both be in the final for that game but there is only one winner."

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