Liverpool's Lovren accuses Lukaku of deliberately trying to hurt him

Carla Harmon
October 17, 2017

The 24-year-old striker was criticised in the wake of United's 0-0 draw with Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, a boring affair that failed to live up to its lofty billing and one where Lukaku struggled to make the most of the few opportunities that came his way.

Lovren appeared to be caught by the United striker's heel as Lukaku extricated himself from a challenge shortly before half-time. The Liverpool defender was involved in a coming together with Lukaku during the goalless draw at Anfield on Saturday. The English FA have cleared Lukaku of any wrongdoing after they ruled out a retrospective action. 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 goal, ' said Lovren ahead of tonight's Champions League tie at Maribor.

Manchester United are now in second place in the Premier League table, and two points behind leaders Manchester City.

"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".

The Sky Sports commentator was covering the game and said that the incident "didn't look great" to him.

When asked for his thoughts on the FA's decision, he added: "It's not my decision".

"It's over and I cannot change it and nobody can change it". Of course, I can not say I'm not disappointed. "That's football." Liverpool are third in Group E behind Sevilla and Spartak Moscow after two draws from their two games. A few weeks earlier, he staunchly defended Sadio Mane after the Liverpool attacker was sent off against Man City. It left him needing eight stitches in his face.

During his time at Everton, Lukaku managed 13 goals against the "big six" Premier League sides in 49 matches.

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