Lovren left out of the squad for the UEFA Super Cup
Liverpool have released the names of the 23 players in contention to play on Wednesday evening against Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup in Istanbul. They are:
Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez, Adrian, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Andy Lonergan, Xherdan Shaqiri, Rhian Brewster, Andy Robertson, Divock Origi, Joel Matip, Ki-Jana Hoever, Caoimhin Kelleher, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harvey Elliott.
As you can see, Andy Lonergan is there, as is Kelleher who appears to have finally recovered from a broken wrist.
However, there is no Dejan Lovren. The club say his absence is due to illness, but other sources claim talks are ongoing between Liverpool and AS Roma about a potential transfer of the Croatian to the Italy capital. AC Milan appear also to be interested.
AS Roma in talks with Liverpool over transfer of Dejan Lovren. Deal possible and asking price around £15m now. Lovren recognises he’s fourth choice.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 13, 2019
No Dejan Lovren, who is the subject of a £15m battle between Roma and Milan. https://t.co/JwL4iEEvhu
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) August 13, 2019
Dejan Lovren out of #LFC’s Super Cup squad with “illness” as he edges closer to a £15m Anfield exit. Jürgen Klopp willing to sanction a move due to faith in Fabinho’s ability to play centre-back and youngsters Sepp van den Berg and Ki-Jana Hoever.https://t.co/8BkUOgSUbq
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) August 13, 2019