"People said I had a hard season but I don't agree with that", he tsaid.
"It would be better if someone else said that and not Dejan, but actually he is right", Klopp told reporters after Saturday's pre-season stalemate with Bury.
Key to Croatia reaching the final has been the inspirational performances of Real Madrid's 32-year-old midfielder Luka Modric, who has not only lifted the Champions League trophy four times, but is the heartbeat of this Croatian team.
"They [Croatia] have a lot of good players, I think they have a brilliant generation there". France will enter the Final as massive favorites, but the Croats haven't let the odds get in the way yet during their World Cup run.
Until now, Croatia's greatest moment on the football pitch was reaching the World Cup semifinals in 1998, the country's first tournament after becoming independent. They are offensive in the midfield with [Ivan] Rakitic, [Marcelo] Brozovic, [Luka] Modric, so somebody needs to fix all that.
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But we have high motivation to perform and finish with a medal at a World Cup, which only one English team have ever done. It desperately needed changing and the introduction of Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford at the break added fresh life.
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Lovren has been considered by some as error-prone, but Klopp feels this assessment has been blown out of proportion.
Croatia face a tough task against France in their first World Cup final on Sunday. It's going be a tough game, it will be hard, but we have a good chance to give them something back for 20 years ago when they reached the final and we can do it.
Doing his part well - against the criticism - to help steer Croatia into the World Cup final, Croatia defender Dejan Lovren has found it just to call for more recognition of his talent, stating that people should recognise him as one of the world's best. That's the thing. For me it's no surprise.
"Now we can all be happy for him [Lovren] and we are happy that Jordan maybe and Trent will be coming [back to Liverpool] earlier".
While Lovren has definitely improved leaps and bounds since then, he's not even the best defender at Liverpool. A year before that, a swastika was drawn on the field before a national-team game.