Faced with the hard task of matching up against Kane once more, Lovren said he enjoyed taking on the world's best as he looks to showcase his talent on a huge stage.
The striker has scored six goals at the World Cup in Russian Federation, with a semi-final against Croatia on Wednesday and a final or third/fourth place playoff still to come, and Redknapp conceded he has been taken aback by the rise of the 24-year-old.
"It's incredible to meet any heroes from '66 and it gives you so much inspiration, obviously it's been a long time since England have done well in a major tournament", he said. "We worked so hard, the fans were awesome, it was a tough game, a 50-50 game, when we look back we will think there's stuff we could have done better". As a manager, you'd have gone home that night, if I'm Gareth Southgate, I'd have thought "yes, we've got beat but now look at our group, look where we go from here, look at the path forward". There are a lot of ifs and buts, in these games it's small margins.
"This shows we can be up there, win knockout games and get to semi-finals". There's a lot we could have done better.
Football won't be coming home to England as Croatia found their spark in the second half and Extra Time to down the Three Lions and move on to the final.
Nadal survives thriller to down Del Potro in quarter-finals
That blip was enough for Nadal, chasing an 18th Grand Slam title, to surrender his first set of the championships. Nadal slipped mid-court twice in the fifth game, but stayed upright to break with a cracking angled backhand.
Rescuers expected casualties ahead of Thailand cave rescue
Closer to home, Chiang Rai locals rejoiced at the odds-upsetting rescue bid. "But we used the sadness to unite us", he said. But before they were found, the group had to survive for nine days in the darkness unaware of the desperate search efforts.
New round of tariffs targets $200 billion of Chinese goods
The first US tariff list focused on Chinese industrial products, an attempt to reduce the direct impact on American consumers. The list of proposed goods to be hit with new tariffs includes dozens of types of fish, eels, crab, lobster and other seafood.
"We can all see the difference he has made for England, not only with his goals but also because of his great movement, which creates so many chances for team-mates".
"It's an experience for us", said the Everton stopper.
When they scored, it was 50/50 game.
"I'm proud to make ex-players proud and I'm sure it's bringing back memories for them". Look at the fans tonight, there was a lump in my throat watching the fans applaud us at the end. "They know we've got beaten but we've come so far".