Dejan Lovren calls for Reds edge


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Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren has called on his side to start showing more of a ruthless edge in front of goal.

For all of their attacking prowess, the Reds have again fallen short at times this season due to their inability to finish off the chances they create.

This was evident on Saturday as they drew 0-0 with Manchester United, despite enjoying the better of the play for the majority of the game.

Tuesday sees them return to Champions League matters and following draws against both Sevilla and Spartak Moscow, Jurgen Klopp’s men will expect to finally get a win on the board against Slovenian side Maribor.

Liverpool are 1.17 to win on Tuesday, with the draw 7.00 and their opponents 19.00 and anything other than three points will again see the current squad at Anfield accused of lacking the killer instinct required to win silverware.

Lovren admits their inability to kill teams off is a huge source of frustration and believes it is time for them to start showing just how good they are.

“We show every game we are better and better and we are really confident within the team,” he told LFCTV.

“Hopefully we can keep this momentum and find the net. We need just to stay hungry and keep focused on our own work. We just need to be a little more cruel in front of goal.

“Big teams don’t need many chances – from one chance they can score a goal so we need to be a bit more ‘dirty’ in front of goal.”

He added: “We need to keep our heads up and move on. We have some important games in front of us.”

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