Liverpool striker Danny Ings has defended team-mate Dejan Lovren after the Croatian’s horror show against West Ham.
The Reds lost 3-0 at Anfield to the Hammers and Lovren made an awful error that allowed the visitors to double their lead.
But former Burnley man Ings has sympathy for his colleague.
“It’s always hard for defenders.” he told Liverpoolfc.com
“For example, if myself as a striker miss a sitter, it gets forgotten about, but as a defender you get punished a little bit more from the press and people like that.
“We put our arm around everyone who makes a mistake because everyone is human at the end of the day.
“It’s like that in a game because everybody makes them, but we can just look forward now and go from there.
“Dejan is a fantastic player and a great asset to the football club.
“He’s a great man off the pitch as well so we’ve always got our arm around players who mistakes, but it was a team performance at the end of the day, it wasn’t just Dejan.” he concluded.
Lovren was dropped from Croatia’s starting lineup for their game with Azerbaijan this week.