Now Van Dijk has added further fuel to the flames by backing up Lovren's assertion that Raphael Varane is on a different level to his centre back partner at Real.
Lovren has since been critical of the Real Madrid star saying earlier this month (via Sport English), "If you look, Ramos, he has many more mistakes than me but he's at Real Madrid". An excellent defender, young and has already won a lot.
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This argument between the two centre-backs has been mainly one-way, ever since Lovren called himself one of the best defenders in the world during the World Cup and criticised the Real Madrid captain.
Lovren spoke about Ramos earlier this month in an interview where he claimed the Spain worldwide makes a lot of mistakes, in the latest of a number of incidents of bad feeling between Liverpool players and Ramos.
While Lovren is seemingly adamant these were intentional, Van Dijk was more reserved in his stance-though he was emphatic on how it changed the game.
"Suddenly Marcelo, Benzema and Ronaldo all focussed on our young right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and left the entire right side open".
"With Salah, they would not have dared". "Sometimes I think about that night".