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Liverpool stars Dejan Lovren, Lazar Markovic and Marko Grujic filmed breaking the law in a carpool

Saptak Datta
1.63K   //    30 Sep 2016, 22:51 IST
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The Liverpool players’ video has caused an unwanted stir (picture courtesy: Twitter)

Liverpool ace Dejan Lovren was filmed breaking the law four times in a carpool. A carpool-karaoke style video was made by the Liverpool footballers which later took an ugly turn. Complaints came in that there were a number of road offences while filming the video. The video was uploaded by the club’s official TV station but has since been taken down.

The video clearly shows the faces of the trio, Dejan Lovren, Lazar Markovic and Marko Grujic who were driving across the city whilst singing loudly, tapping on the phone and banging their hands on the steering wheel. Road experts have counted four faults in the video – firstly of not being in proper control of the vehicle, then not driving with proper care and attention, using a mobile phone at the wheel and having a passenger without a seat belt – all of which are illegal.

Merseyside police told The Sun they would be “reviewing the video’s content and assessing any further action necessary.” Jack Kushner, the road safety spokesman, also had a talk with The Sun and said, “It’s disappointing to see somebody who is a role model driving in such an irresponsible manner.” The board of Liverpool is yet to comment on the incident and has removed the video from all the online sites and blogs.

Lawyer Nick Freeman, who has already helped a lot of footballers beat driving charges, however, had a much lighter take on the incident, saying, “Light-hearted revelry needs to be cautioned in a car as the driver could unwittingly commit offences.” He has a bright history of saving the football players and the Premier League side would be hoping the same for Lovren.

The video was supposedly a ‘funny video’ but police did find illegal actions inside the car and may charge all the three players under the law. The police have already launched an investigation into the behavior shown by the players. Liverpool fans are hoping for the best so that Lovren does not miss any league games due to his behavior and only gets punishment outside the football field.

Lovren, the Croatian centre-back, joined Liverpool for a club record fee for a defender from Southampton in the summer of 2014 and has been consistent with his performance from day one.

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