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Dejan Lovren accuses Romelu Lukaku of deliberately stamping on his face

Dejan Lovren accuses Romelu Lukaku of deliberately stamping on his face

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku has hit back at criticism that he can not perform against the top clubs, after he failed to score in last weekend's goalless draw at Liverpool.

The FA will take no further action against the Manchester United forward, while Lovren insists the incident is now in the past. I just felt he was over me and he could move away but to be honest my point of view is that he did it on objective. "Even if he didn't do it [on purpose], he would usually apologise, he was nervous during the game, that was also the reason", the Croatia worldwide added.

Speaking on Sky Sports after the game, Henry said: "I think he was too eager to make sure he was going to score that goal that everyone is talking about against a big team". I cannot change it and no-one can change it so that is what I am thinking about. "It is what it is".

Asked whether he was disappointed that the FA has decided United's £75m summer signing has no case to answer, Lovren said: "That happened on the pitch and it is over". We need to move on. "That's football." Liverpool are third in Group E behind Sevilla and Spartak Moscow after two draws from their two games.

"We need to think about this and not who we can bring over and give Champions League experience to or whatever".




For that reason manager Jurgen Klopp is unlikely to be rotating many players, even though this game falls between matches against United and Tottenham.

I don't think he was in the right frame of mind to finish that one on one with Mignolet.

Liverpool have already confirmed at least one change will be made for the Maribor game, with Loris Karius set to replace Simon Mignolet in goal.

"It is the last place I would do things like this".

"A lot of strikers miss bigger chances than me but with me it is always, "Rom did this, Rom did that". I was struggling but now I am fit".