A slightly surprising choice to take Liverpool’s crucial 5th kick of the shoot-out against Beşiktaş in the Europa League round of 32 second leg, the expensive signing from Southampton will now suffer the indignity of these Dejan Lovren penalty jokes.
A one-nil defeat for Brendan Rodgers’s side after extra time forced the tie to be decided by penalties but nine great strikes were followed by a disappointing miss from the defender, sending the Turkish side through to the next round.
Don’t miss this collection of the best Dejan Lovren penalty jokes after his Beşiktaş miss:
Lovren's penalty just landed in my back garden.
— Pie and Bovril (@pieandbov) February 26, 2015
£20 million to miss a penalty. #Lovren
— KICKTV (@KICKTV) February 26, 2015
Well Dejan Lovren's career was hanging ever so delicately in the balance of that penalty and basically… it's been nice knowing him
— Jack Widnell (@jackwfootball) February 26, 2015
Would have had Mignolet take a penalty before Lovren. Possibly would have preferred to leave the ball there and hope for a gust of wind.
— Not Brian Kettle (@briankettle) February 26, 2015
Brendan Rodgers' frantic search for Dejan Lovren's receipt will intensify tonight.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 26, 2015
I'm Lovren it
— ?KK? (@LowkeyMo_) February 26, 2015
Only Dejan Lovren could take a penalty in Europe and it lands in Asia.
— Carlos Tracción (@clonmacart) February 26, 2015
17 – Dejan Lovren's penalty will land on Mars in 17 hours time. Orbit.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) February 26, 2015
LIVE PICTURES AS LOVREN'S BALL LANDS ON MOON…………….. WHAT A STRIKE LAD!!!! pic.twitter.com/6k9hPR9ukk
— Kop End (@kopitetilldeath) February 26, 2015
Several airports in Europe currently on lockdown after UFO has been spotted taking off from Atatürk Stadium. #Lovren
— Chelsea HQ (@Chelsea_HQ) February 26, 2015
Yes go on lovren son I have faith in you, you can take it!! pic.twitter.com/BMbDd0sHBU
— Ant Johno (@Anthony_Johno) February 26, 2015
Picking Lovren for the 5th penalty. https://t.co/o6Wz25typt
— Kristian vS Hæhre (@vonstrenginho) February 26, 2015
SHOW OF HANDS: How many Liverpool fans kind of want Dejan Lovren to walk alone right now?
— Jimmy Conrad (@JimmyConrad) February 26, 2015
" So you're telling me Dejan Lovren cost Liverpool £20m? " pic.twitter.com/wZOSDWr2Hg
— Sunday League (@SundayShoutsFC) February 26, 2015
The moment when you try and work out why Dejan Lovren was taking the 5th penalty… pic.twitter.com/6peCgg5Y7F
— Transfer Site (@TransferSite) February 26, 2015
Lovren has tweeted "I am sorry" out already about his pen miss. F*** me the balls not down yet.
— Craig Burley (@CBurleyESPN) February 26, 2015
I felt for young Lovren after he missed that penalty. He told me he hated disappointing the fans. I said, "it's never bothered you before."
— Kevin Keegan (@GalacticKeegan) February 26, 2015
— Mark Patterson (@MarkPattersonBR) February 26, 2015
Lovren's penalty finally returns from orbit and hits a poor fan! pic.twitter.com/jBzMtJZhJx
— 1886 (@1886_blog) February 26, 2015
— Anfield1892 (@KevinKelleher1) February 26, 2015
BREAKING: Lovren's penalty has just landed… https://t.co/Sd7y811wka
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) February 26, 2015
When you choose Lovren as your fifth penalty taker. https://t.co/tYQVxcIoQI
— Paul (@Kolology) February 26, 2015
WHAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO LOVERN'S PENALTY. https://t.co/XLFxCdOd2c
— YNFA (@ynfa_thehub) February 26, 2015