Liverpool fans have been paying close attention to their injury issues this season, and they cannot believe how often Dejan Lovren winds up on the sidelines. The self-proclaimed best defender in the world is currently out again, as Jurgen Klopp confirmed in his press conference yesterday and the fans are starting to get on his back for it.
Klopp says Dejan Lovren is still sidelined. #LFC
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) February 8, 2019
The Croatian defender is a superb player on his day, despite his critics, and whilst he may not be the most popular player in the Premier League, his partnership with Virgil van Dijk last season was mightily impressive. However, this season has seen Joe Gomez replace Lovren as the club’s number one partner for Van Dijk, and the constant injuries Lovren suffers are likely a factor.
At the moment, Virgil van Dijk is one of just two fit defenders at Anfield and it looks like he’s going to be forced to feature alongside Joel Matip later today. Unfortunately, though, even he’ll be unavailable in the week for the clash with Bayern Munich, and not having Lovren fit for that clash could be a huge blow seeing as Klopp will be forced to shoe-horn Fabinho in there.
You can read the Kopites’ verdict on Lovren here:
What’s his actual injury this time? We need to sell him seriously
— Craig Fisher (@1CraigFisher) February 8, 2019
Lovrens as bad as joe Gomez when it comes to keeping fit
— Shabz (@Shabbaz77) February 8, 2019
Lovren is getting just as bad as Sturridge was for injuries
— Allez Allez Allez (@Allezlerouges) 8 February 2019
Matip and Lovren must be made out of paper.
— davidratcliffe (@beechwoodred) February 8, 2019
He can't seem to put a run of more than 6-7 games injury free
— Majestic Snow Chimp (@MajesticSChimp) February 8, 2019
In other news grass is green
— James Lee (@69jaylee69) February 8, 2019
Honestly what is wrong with this guy? One of Matip or Lovren needs to be gone in the summer. So unreliable. Everybody is willing to back Gomez though due to his quality
— BoyOfTheWild's (@BoyOfTheWilds) February 8, 2019
The Reds are fuming at the fitness woes of Lovren and would love to cut their losses and sell the Croatian.
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