"It's something special for me".
Lovren came in for criticism in the first-half of last season, in particular when he was hooked half-an-hour into a 4-1 defeat by Tottenham at Wembley.
"From my point of view, people said I had a hard season but I don't agree with that", he told BeIN Sports after beating England.
For Liverpool fans the Premier League crown remains their most sought-after trophy but under the stewardship of Jurgen Klopp there is a real sense that the club can finally add the elusive piece of silverware to their trophy cabinet.
Playing in their first World Cup semi-final since 1990, England took a fifth-minute lead through Kieran Trippier's superb free-kick.
'I think people should recognise that I am also one of the best defenders in the world and not just talk nonsense'.
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Negotiations are expected to conclude in October before the United Kingdom leaves the world's largest trading bloc. Bridgen then called the prime minister's promises regarding Brexit negotiations a "pretence and a charade".
This victory over England led Croatia to their first World Cup final and Mario Mandzukic's extra-time victor sealed Croatia's third consecutive win in extra-time or penalties, having beaten Denmark and Russian Federation in penalty shootouts in the previous two rounds.
Last night he exorcised those ghosts, helping to shut Harry Kane down as Croatia reached the World Cup final.
He continued: 'This is something we will never forget.
"People are crying, they are happy in our country - this is something historical for us", Lovren said. "People will never forget us", Lovren said.
"Now we have the chance to do something even better and hopefully we can do it".
"It was tough first half".
"We thought we were just good enough, we thought we could have done that. In extra-time we showed we are still able with the fatigue to play our game".