Less than two months after lining up for Liverpool in the Champions League final, he is now heading for the biggest match in worldwide football. "I don't know exactly what happened before I came in", the manager told Liverpoolfc.com. But you will find these problems for pretty much all the players in the world.
"I live in England and have two players in the England team, so I was a little bit more for England", he said.
And after playing a key role in Croatia's 2-1 semi-final win over England, the Liverpool centre-back gave a passionate post-match interview and fired back at his critics.
"But I think even now after 20 years people will remember us and not just the '98 team. It's well deserved, I'm really happy for him".
Monaco keeper Subasic is understood to have missed training as a precaution, so as not to aggravate his problematic hamstring, while Lovren's unspecified injury is not thought to be serious enough to keep him out of the semi-final. And it Is a special history when you look back and see that three times in the knock out stages we have played 120 minutes and yet we still had fresher legs than that England team. Now there is only one game left to make it forever.
Oblak has established himself as one of the world's very best goalkeepers during his four years with Atlético Madrid and the Slovenian global would represent a major summer coup for Liverpool, if a deal can be struck.
"I can imagine everybody is disappointed but it was still a fantastic tournament with one game to come". With a very young team they did a brilliant job.
And the Liverpool defender has praised Croatian parents for "making good love" and giving the small country several sports stars. It's impressive what they are doing.