Liverpool Stopper Dejan Lovren Warns Side Must Defend Better vs Real Madrid

Anfield new boy wary of of threat posed by Ronaldo and co on Wednesday night.

Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren has warned his teammates that they must defend better than they did against QPR when they face the might of Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid in the Champions League this week, the Daily Mirror reports.

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The Croatian international and his teammates were given the runaround on Sunday by the likes of Leroy Fer and Bobby Zamora, and he knows that the side must do much better against more threatening opposition.

And he is wary of the threat posed, as Ronaldo alone (19) has outscored the entire Liverpool team (17) already this season.

“Obviously, Ronaldo is an amazing player. Eight games, 15 goals in La Liga this season. But it’s not just Ronaldo, you can’t just concentrate on him because you have other players who are scoring goals. We need to be like a team,” he said.

“We will not play as we did against QPR when we play Real Madrid, you can be sure of that. We will be better.

“We cannot play the way we did against QPR because we know what we can expect from Real Madrid. Their players, we know who they are and we will prepare a little bit different.

“It’s not daunting. It’s a pleasure to play against these players. I am not afraid. No-one in our team is afraid. We respect their players but we will show something completely different on Wednesday.”

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