Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has expressed his disgust after receiving a death threat aimed at his family on social media.

The Croatian, who has faced criticism this season after a series of poor performances for Liverpool, received a private message on Instagram from an unknown sender who threatened to "murder" his family.

Lovren uploaded a screenshot of the threat to his Instagram page, alongside the caption: "Horrible what kind of people we have."

The 28-year-old later added: "I don't mind when people talk s*** about me, it says more about them! But I cannot ignore when my family is threatened. I just can't and won't accept that. Disgusting."