Having formed a good friendship with Salah it is perhaps unsurprising that Lovren has since gone on to criticise Sergio Ramos.
It can be five, but look at this season and tell me who played in the Champions League final and then a month later in the World Cup final.
European champions Real Madrid have floundered in La Liga so far, now sitting in ninth place with just four wins from 10 games. Ronaldo, a couple of seasons ago, when you do a mistake, but you win 5-1, 5-2, nobody sees the mistake. I think they chose Ramos (at the FIFA Best awards) but that's a decision that you can not change. "I like Varane, he deserves a lot of credit but I think he doesn't get it as much as [Sergio] Ramos gets it and I don't agree with that", he added. "Ramos gets it and I don't agree with that".
"I said I'm one of the best, not the best", Lovren explained.
When asked during an interview with Copa90 on who he thinks are the best defenders now in the game, Lovren mentioned one of his own teammates.
In the interview, he said, "Ramos has many more errors than me, but he's at Real Madrid".
"Definitely. At this moment and in previous years, yeah".
"Sometimes I don't deserve the hate".
"I am the second after Thierry Henry".
The 29-year-old named partner Van Dijk, Raphael Varane and PSG's Thiago Silva.
It's actually quite impressive and reassuring to see a defender so full of self belief considering the amount of grief he has received from his own fans after some high-profile mistakes.
"Me and him, we reached the final of the Champions League".
Lovren has faced tough competition for a place in Jurgen Klopp's side since returning from injury.