Dejan Lovren accuses Romelu Lukaku of intentionally kicking him in the head

Dejan Lovren

 

It is not yet over between Dejan Lovren and Romelu Lukaku after the latter flicked a boot into Lovren’s face.

The Liverpool defender spoke regarding the incident and insisted that Lukaku did it intentionally.

Shortly before half-time, the Croatia international and the Manchester United striker clashed with resulted for Lovren to roll around the floor holding his face.

Referee Martin Atkinson did not punish the Belgium international, and the FA confirmed on Monday that Lukaku would not face retrospective action after reviewing the incident. The panel agreed with Atkinson despite the centre-back claimed that the former Everton star’s foot had connected with his cheekbone.

“I made a tackle there. I just felt he was over me and he could move away but, to be honest, my point of view is that he did it on purpose,” said Lovren ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match in Maribor.

“Even if he did it normally he would apologise after that but I saw he was nervous during the game so maybe that was also the reason.”

When asked if he was disappointed that Lukaku did not get any further punishment, he said: “That happened on the pitch and it is over.

“I cannot change it and no-one can change it so that is what I am thinking about.

“This is not my decision. I cannot say I am disappointed but it is what it is. We need to move on. That is football, part of the game.”

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