After Liverpool’s unbeaten run in the Premier League was brought to an emphatic halt against Watford on Saturday, centre-back Dejan Lovren has admitted that the Reds felt ashamed.

With goals from Troy Deeney and an Ismaïla Sarr’s double, Nigel Pearson’s men took control of the match and made the Reds far from their best with a 3-0 victory.

Lovren while making comments via the ​Liverpool Echo, after the game said  there were no excuses for the result, insisting that ​Liverpool had let themselves down.

In his words, “It’s strange, to be honest. It hurts, really hurts,” Lovren said. “A defeat is a defeat but, you know, this was strange.

“Right from the beginning until the end, it was missing the usual things that we have. We deserved to lose. Maybe it is a wake-up call for us. If you look back at the last couple of games, the result was there and we got the performance that we needed but…I think this was a proper wake-up call to everyone.

“The manager looked at us when he came into the dressing room and he knew that we knew it wasn’t our best performance. We felt a little bit ashamed, you know? We should have done better. There is no excuse for that performance.”

On the Croatian’s last appearance, the match was Lovren’s first start since December, 2019.