3rd April 2017
Dejan Lovren believes the contributions of Liverpool’s trio of Brazilians were a key factor in Saturday’s 3-1 victory over Everton at Anfield.
Just three days after helping their national team to a win against Paraguay in Sao Paulo, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino were named in the Reds starting XI to take on Ronald Koeman’s team.
Neither player showed any ill effects from a near-12,000-mile round trip, with Firmino setting up Sadio Mane’s opener before Coutinho both got himself on the scoresheet and teed up Divock Origi to seal the win.
Reflecting on the forward pair’s efforts, Lovren said: “It was good to see.
“Philippe and Roberto had a long, long flight back from Brazil.
“They didn’t really even train with us – just a little session. They are such quality players they don’t even need to train with us!”
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