Dejan Lovren has been given a one-match ban by UEFA for use of abuse language on social media.

The Liverpool defender has been sanctioned by European football’s governing body for posting insulting language on Instagram.

Having already criticised Sergio Ramos in the build-up to the game in November, the Liverpool man was filmed in an Instagram video calling the Spain squad “p”, before uploading a picture of him beating Ramos in an aerial duel in a separate post.

Having already criticised Sergio Ramos in the build-up to the game in November, the Liverpool man was filmed in an Instagram video calling the Spain squad “p”, before uploading a picture of him beating Ramos in an aerial duel in a separate post.

Ramos had then attempted to defuse the feud in a pre-game news conference, insisting he had no interest in responding to the initial criticism, but Lovren claimed Luis Enrique’s side lacked class in defeat.

“We showed bigger balls than them,” the 29-year-old told reporters after full-time.

“They were rude on the pitch, no fair play. We lost [the reverse fixture] 6-0 but were fair.