Liverpool's Dejan Lovren accuses Romelu Lukaku of deliberate kick to face


Dejan Lovren has accused Romelu Lukaku of deliberately stamping on his head during Liverpool's stalemate with Manchester United and claimed that the striker's lack of remorse betrayed his intent.

Lovren tackled Lukaku causing the striker to stumble over his body on the floor as he looked to run into the space vacated by the Croatian but appeared to make contact with the heel of his boot as he tried to escape.

"I made a tackle there, I 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".

Manchester United are now in second place in the Premier League table, and two points behind leaders Manchester City. Of course, I can not say I'm not disappointed. I can not say I'm disappointed, but it is what it is and we need to move on. "Yes we will make maybe one or two changes but the first job is not to think the same thing as a lot of you think already and under-estimate the opponent". "That is football, part of the game".

Liverpool are looking to record their first win of the group stages after frustrating draws with Sevilla and Spartak Moscow in the opening two matches.

"We need to be good again and take the result, not think we have it already". For that reason boss Jurgen Klopp says he won't be rotating his squad.

Despite clutching his cheek, Lovren avoided any serious injury from the encounter and is expected to retain his place in the Liverpool line-up to face Maribor on Tuesday. "It is the last place where I would do things like this".