Since crossing one another's paths in last year's Champions League final, Liverpool and Croatia defender Dejan Lovren appears determined to get one over on his Real Madrid and Spain counterpart, Sergio Ramos.
A game that ended 3-1 in favour of the Spanish giants, Ramos' involvement in the final centred around a first-half collision with Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.
Somewhat shadier - and certainly more despicable - was the Spaniard's collision with Liverpool's 'keeper on the night, Loris Karius.
Appearing to purposefully elbow Karius in the head as the German moved away from him, resulting claims from Liverpool that Karius had suffered a concussion as a result of the incident went some way toward explaining a forgettable night in goals for 'keeper since loaned out to Besiktas.
Having recently claimed that Sergio Ramos was looked upon favourably due to the fact he played with Real Madrid, Lovren took the occasion of yesterday's clash between Croatia and Spain to demonstrate the enmity between the pair.
A UEFA Nations League tie that finished 3-2 in Croatia's favour, it is a result that now means whoever wins the last tie between England and Croatia will progress from Group 4 of League A; a draw between the pair meaning it is Spain who will advance.
Losing 6-0 to Spain in the opening tie between the pair, Dejan Lovren was quick to capitalise upon last night's win. With a video that appears to be shot from within the winners' changing room, Lovren, who is presumably speaking Croatian, appears quietly content to rub the defeat in the face of Sergio Ramos.
*elbow motion* "Go ahead and talk now buddy. Buddy! They are a bunch of p******"... apparently that’s what Lovren said here in yesterday’s post match celebrations directed at a certain Spaniard 🤔 https://t.co/Y3gTZFBfoZ
— Bubbles (@bubbIxs) November 16, 2018
Although it is difficult to determine exactly what Lovren says, the presence of an elbow-throwing motion and incessant chattering only point to one man.
If this wasn't enough, an image Lovren posted on his Instagram account all pointed to one man.
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Furthermore, this post appears to suggest that he was all too pleased to ensure one unnamed player would have nothing to talk about post-match.
The kind of schadenfreude you can only imagine will come back to haunt Dejan Lovren sooner or later, Sergio Ramos will undoubtedly be waiting for his right to reply.