Dejan Lovren has suggested he could be open to leaving Liverpool in the summer after coming close to an Anfield exit in the previous summer window – and Reds fans have reacted in their drones on Twitter.
Lovren, 30, told Sky Sports that he is focused on Liverpool at the moment but left the door ajar when discussing his future. It comes as little surprise, given that the Croatian defender reportedly came close to a move to AC Milan in 2019.
However, the former Southampton star remained on Merseyside – even though he is considered fourth-choice centre-back at the club. Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and of course, Virgil van Dijk are above Lovren in Jurgen Klopp’s mind.
Asked about the future, Lovren gave a short response but hinted that he could leave the club at the end of the season – but hopefully, for Lovren at least, with a Premier League winners’ medal draped around his neck.
“I don’t think I’m just a throwaway. If the club needs me I am here, I am happy. But you never know what can happen in the summer. At the moment I am just focused on the point where I can say I made it [as part of a great team],” Lovren said.
Since joining the club almost six years ago, the former Lyon defender has clocked up a whopping 183 appearances and helped The Reds lift the Champions League trophy last season. His £100,000-a-week (Spotrac) contract expires in June 2021.
Liverpool fans have reacted to Lovren’s comments on Twitter, as it becomes more and more likely that the giant centre-back could leave Anfield in the coming months. Some feel it is time for him to move on, while others want Lovren to stay put.
Dejan Please Don't Leave Our Club Mate
— Justin Cole (@JustinC93629119) February 12, 2020
Off in the summer for sure
— Pratyush (@janglisherr) February 12, 2020
— adalweezy (@adalweezy19) February 12, 2020
I really like Dejan Lovren. Always gives his all for the club and you really can't fault his aspirational nature.
— Scott Groom (@ScottCGroom) February 11, 2020
Close your eyes and let the word paint a thousand pictures
One Dejan Lovren is worth a thousand 4th choice CBs https://t.co/ktVZ9r40TS
— MSZ (@ThisIsMS2) February 11, 2020
He's gone and jinxed it
Get this fraud out of my club
— Jumpman (@Cappo_lfc) February 12, 2020