Liverpool Not Looking to Sell Lovren

Liverpool are not looking to part ways with Dejan Lovren this summer, according to Sky Sports.

The 29-year-old has been linked with AC Milan recently, with reports going as far as claiming that his entourage had been contacted by the seven-time European champions, but regardless of whether that’s true or not, it seems the Reds aren’t prepared to do a deal.

Despite falling behind Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in the pecking order, possibly even Joe Gomez, it seems manager Jurgen Klopp sees the Croatia international as an important member of the squad, and the fact that he made 13 appearances (11 starts) in the Premier League and three in the Champions League last season backs him up on that view.

Liverpool v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: Second Leg : News Photo
Dejan Lovren of Liverpool celebrates scoring his team’s fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter final, second leg match between Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund at Anfield on April 14, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The club have secured the services of another centre-back this summer by signing Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle, but the 17-year-old isn’t ready to join the first team just yet. He is set to spend a year adapting to the new surroundings, and even after that it’s not very likely he will be able to take Lovren’s role on himself.

So despite how a part of the fanbase may feel about him, keeping a very experienced defender whose attitude and professionalism have never been in question is probably a wise call.

Update

James Pearce of Liverpool Echo confirms the story, adding that Lovren hasn’t indicated he wants to leave either.

Veselin Trajkovic

A sports enthusiast, Liverpool FC fan, writing for several blogs, likes to focus on football for what it is, rather than stats or bias. Writing for FOAR since its inception.

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