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Lovren wants Liverpool to try to emulate Pep Guardiola’s great Barcelona side

Dejan Lovren is eyeing sustained success with Liverpool and wants the club to emulate Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Barcelona side.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have bounced back from the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title by a single point last season to establish a record-breaking 22-point lead at the top of the division, the club well on course to finally end their 30 year wait for a league title.

Following Champions League success last term the European champions have since added UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup accolades to their growing list of honours, though Lovren wants the Merseyside club to build on their recent triumphs and be remembered as one of the greatest sides in football history.

The Croatian international used the example of Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona side as the type of dynasty Liverpool should be looking to emulate, the Catalan club having won 14 trophies during Pep’s four-year reign at the Camp Nou, including three league titles and two Champions League crowns.

“I’ve been there from the beginning with Jurgen and it took quite a while, two or three years to build everything up,” Lovren told Sky Sports.

“Let’s say, we clicked this year – maybe even last year – but we missed out by one point.

“Now we understand each other, what we need, what we want. And I especially want, that we are remembered maybe like the Barcelona team that won in four years [around] 20 trophies.

“Why should we not do that? I think we can do it and I want that we are remembered as one of the best teams that have played – not only for this year, but for many, many years.”

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