Liverpool’s scapegoats have turned into escape artists in 2018.

Ragnar Klavan and Dejan Lovren swapped abuse for adulation by combining to snatch a late winner against Burnley on New Year’s Day – with the former nodding home the latter’s dangerous header.

[MATCH REPORT: Klavan the unlikely hero as Liverpool beat Burnley in injury time]

It was perfect timing, given the imminent arrival of Virgil van Dijk to the Reds defence – and people were keen to let the dreamy duo have their moment in the spotlight…

We’re big fans of Lovren at LeBuzz, but we can’t ignore the overwhelming reaction to his centre-back partner…

You should have stayed at Southampton, Virgil…