WATCH: Dejan Lovren left wide open and his beautiful finish gives Liverpool lead

Of everyone on this high attacking Liverpool side, the last person you would expect to see on the scoresheet would be Dejan Lovren. But in a moment, the center back became a striker and found himself wide open to score on a terrific volley on the far post from Philippe Coutinho’s pin perfect long pass.

In all actuality, even for a striker, this is an incredibly difficult finish. To receive that pass and shoot on goal as the ball bounced on the ground, 99 times out 100 that ball goes deep into the stands. Whether it as skill or luck or a combination of both, Lovren got his first Premier League goal as a Liverpool player and puts them up 1-0 in a tight matchup against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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