Davor Lovren's cultured left foot already has a place in Fortuna Düsseldorf folklore, but the 2017/18 Bundesliga 2 champions can expect to see a whole lot more of the up-and-coming Croatian schemer in the months ahead.
Club: Fortuna Düsseldorf
Lovren initially joined Fortuna on a two-year loan deal from Dinamo Zagreb in summer 2017. The 5'7" winger made 14 appearances over the course of 2017/18, scoring his only league goal in German football to date on his fifth appearance. He also posted a couple of assists, most notably setting up the title-clinching goal in Fortuna's winner-takes-all meeting with second-placed Nuremberg on the final day of the Bundesliga 2 season. The Croatia U19 international signed a permanent contract with the Rhineland club in July 2018.
What they're saying
"I keep a close eye on what my brother does at Liverpool. His achievements are a real motivation. I only use the negatives people say about him as a stepping stone." - Davor Lovren
"Davor will definitely play more in the coming season. He's capable of becoming a top Bundesliga player in the next two, three years." - Fortuna head coach Friedhelm Funkel