Report Official Liverpool Thread in UK and ROI Football Posted March 2, 2015 Re: Official Liverpool Thread Lovren has played more than Balotelli. He has. But imo there's a lot more hope for Lovren coming good whereas Balo has shown to be unsuitable for our style and probably any other style for that matter. It's not enough that he takes focus away from Sturridge and leaves him in space, he has to be able to score as well. Lovren has not yet had a run for us in the back three and when he did play, there was a lot of chopping and changing in the back line. He can still become a decent player for us.