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Lovren: 'We Need to be Angry With Ourselves'

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Dejan Lovren has played his way into a big role in Liverpool's defense over the last few weeks, and he took time to field questions after the West Ham match about what went wrong at the back and how the team can move forward from such a difficult defeat.

"We are disappointed. It wasn't the best performance from us and we need to be angry with ourselves," Lovren said. "We could and we need to do more because when you look to the two [previous] games, today it was something different.

"We definitely need to change our mentality and we need to keep a better run of games and to fight more. It was two easy goals [conceded]," he added.

Lovren sounded a lot like manager Jürgen Klopp in the interview, making sure to focus on the importance of closing down crossers, especially against sides that present a significant aerial threat.

"We left them space to cross early and then it's difficult [to defend] for Clyney and Alberto because Carroll is so tall, so it's easier for him. We need to step up and forget this as soon as possible," Lovren said.

To move on, Lovren believes a cup semi-final win over Stoke is necessary.

"We have a game in the cup against Stoke and it's a big chance for us to get to the final," he said. "So we need to stay calm and say tomorrow is a new day and we'll start to prepare for the Stoke game."

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