Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren admits ‘shame’ of losing Invincible record to Watford

Liverpool star Dejan Lovren admitted that he feels ashamed of the club losing their Invincible tag in the Premier League .

It comes after a 3-0 defeat to Watford on Saturday at Vicarage Road.

Ismaila Sarr was the star of the show, scoring twice and setting up another to boost their hopes of staying in the top tier.

As for the Reds, they still remain on course to win the Premier League for the first time in their history.

They sit 22 points clear of Manchester City .

Nevertheless, Lovren has insisted that Liverpool are ashamed of losing for the first time but that they will bounce back.

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He said: “This is a proper wake-up call. It feels like someone has hit us in the face — and we deserved it.

“We feel a bit ashamed because there’s no excuse for that performance.”

Liverpool have a chance to make amends when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup on Tuesday night.

However, Lovren insisted they must step up their efforts after Watford outclassed them.

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He added: “It really hurts because from the beginning to the end we were missing all the things we usually have.

“The manager looked at us when he came into the dressing room and I think he knows we are missing something.

“I think it was about the aggression when we lost the ball and not recovering it as quickly as possible.

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“Usually we do it without a problem but against Watford they were always winning the second balls — and that doesn’t usually happen with us.

“We need to look at this and realise that we have to do much, much better.”

Liverpool have 10 games left in the Premier League, which is still a foregone conclusion, but they must battle back in the Champions League .

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The European champions are 1-0 down to Atletico Madrid and must battle back at Anfield in two weeks time.

Lovren continued: “I don’t want to say this result is good for us but it can be a benefit to help us get to the end of the season.

“We are calm because we just need to learn from this game. Our unbeaten run is over but one poor performance won’t ruin everything."

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