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Lovren: “We have to keep our heads high”

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Dejan Lovren believes Liverpool should keep moving forward after their draw against Sunderland.

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No one wanted to begin 2017 with Liverpool dropping two points away to Sunderland as they attempt to keep pace with Chelsea in the race for the title. Dejan Lovren empathizes with that frustration, but is determined to move forward as the team marches on into their remaining fixtures.

“It felt like a defeat, especially after beating Manchester City,” Lovren lamented afterward. “But we have to keep our heads high. A point is better than nothing.

“There is still half a season to go. There are so many games in front of us and in front of Chelsea. We just have to concentrate on ourselves. We will have more ups and downs throughout the season. We need to learn from the mistakes we made against Sunderland.

“I’d prefer we took the three points and reduced that gap by more but we need to keep moving on.

“We have some really big games in front of us. I’d say we like to play against the big teams. There’s a lot to play for.”

Depending on the outcome of Chelsea’s upcoming fixture against Tottenham, Liverpool could find themselves eight points behind the league leaders. However, the season is barely half over, and there is still a lot to play for. If Chelsea continue their dominate run, it’s hard to see how the Reds could overcome that deficit, but if Chelsea falter, they’re in the best position to take advantage of any missteps.