Dejan Lovren is one of the many Liverpool players who will be looking to go one step further on Saturday night and finally get his hands on the Champions League trophy.
However, it would not be a surprise if the game against Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid was the last time we ever saw him donning the Anfield colours as a professional footballer – he could still play a charity game in the future, who knows!
The Croatia international, who was also a bridesmaid at the 2018 World Cup as well (two runners-up spots in football’s two biggest tournaments must be truly heartbreaking!), has not had the best of years in terms of his playing time at Liverpool either.
He has been sidelined with injuries for the majority of the campaign, whilst the likes of Joel Matip and Joe Gomez have excelled in his absence and have put themselves further up Jurgen Klopp’s pecking order.
So, it is hardly a surprise when reports start to surface regarding his future and that is exactly what has happened.
According to one such article by Il Messaggero (via Sport Witness), Klopp has given Lovren the green light to leave Liverpool with the likes of SS Lazio, Napoli and Milan all thought to be interested.
It is claimed the Premier League giants want between €10million and €12million (£8.8m – £10.6m) for him, which in truth, is not an unreasonable figure.
Despite being rather injury-prone over the last few seasons, Lovren is still only 29-years-old and can offer a top side plenty of experience and quality at the back – although being a key member of a side looking to win the biggest honours might be a stretch too far.
In today’s day and age of the transfer market, the money Liverpool are said to want for the defender is not unreasonable and should still attract a number of sides that could interest the Croatian.
A move for that amount of money would benefit the club as they would be rid of him, whilst a new challenge could be the best thing for Lovren to get his career back on track and playing regular first-team football once again – provided he stays fit.
Liverpool fans, what do you think? Is £8.8m-£10.6m a reasonable valuation for Lovren? Let us know your thoughts below!Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!