Hotel owner, anti-vaxxer, Mohamed Salah befriender, and occasional Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren is getting some attention from clubs that know his days at Anfield are numbered. The Croatian international has struggled to secure a starting position under Klopp and is keen to find minutes elsewhere. Per reports in Russia, that might end up being at Zenit St. Petersburg.
It’s unclear if there’s any truth to these rumours, especially as Zenit has not actually approached Liverpool yet, but a transfer is almost certain for the centre-back who has made only 15 appearances so far this season.
“It has been a test for me,” Lovren said about starting games on the bench. “But in these moments, I think you should stick with the team even more, to show your quality even if you are not on the pitch with the first XI. The next day in training, you should give everything, just to respect your team-mates.”
“Of course, it’s not the happiest moment when I see myself on the bench, but it’s the decision of the manager. I respect it and I am always the guy who will work 200 per cent behind closed doors.”
Liverpool will hopefully be looking at options to shore up their defense while other clubs put in offers for Lovren, especially with Matip suffering another injury that has him benched for the remainder of this season. Hopefully whoever they sign will be as good as being best friends with Mo Salah as Lovren has been.