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Dejan Lovren departing Liverpool could hand an opportunity to Ki-Jana Hoever

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Dejan Lovren departing Liverpool could hand an opportunity to Ki-Jana Hoever

The Reds central defender reportedly has a trio of Serie A clubs chasing his signature.

Liverpool are on course for a Premier League and Champions League double this season and it remains to be seen what the Reds will end up with.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are top of the league; whilst they face Porto in the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition.

For defender Dejan Lovren, this could be his last chance to win silverware at Liverpool, with The Mirror reporting interest from Roma, AC Milan and Napoli.

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The Croatian has played just 13 times this season after struggling with injuries.

Lovren’s departure might not be such a bad thing. For starters, it would get his £90k-a-week (Total Sportek) wages off the books.

One major positive of the 29-year-old ending his five-year association with the club would be the impact it might have on the club’s youngsters.

A particular beneficiary could be Ki-Jana Hoever.

 

The Dutchman was handed his debut against Wolves in the FA Cup back in January, replacing Lovren who hobbled off.

Then a 16-year-old the central defender looked composed, assured and mature for his age.

Of course, it is unlikely that Hoever will waltz straight into Lovren’s shoes but more opportunities might be more forthcoming.

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Liverpool arguably boasts the best defender in world football right now in Virgil van Dijk.

Lovren leaving would allow the likes of Hoever to develop their game playing in games alongside him.

The Croatian isn’t a long-term solution at Anfield and some good can definitely come from his departure.

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