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Liverpool: Fans question potential sale of Dejan Lovren

Liverpool: Fans question potential sale of Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren’s five-year spell at Liverpool could be coming to an end soon, if the words of The Times’ Northern Football Correspondent Paul Joyce are to be believed.

He tweeted that Roma were in talks with the Merseysiders over a possible £15m deal for the Croatia defender, with Lovren aware that he has fallen down the centre-back pecking order under Jurgen Klopp.

Lovren has played 170 times for Liverpool since joining them from Southampton in 2014 but has fallen out of favour somewhat in recent months.

He played in 20 or more Premier League games in each of his first four campaigns at Anfield but only made 13 league appearances in 2018/19 and featured just 18 times in total last season.

He was an unused substitute in the Community Shield against Manchester City but did not make the matchday squad for last Friday’s Premier League opener against Norwich.

If Lovren was to complete a move away from Anfield, that would leave Klopp with just three senior centre-backs in Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez – and the latter spent four months out injured last season following a leg fracture.

These Liverpool fans expressed their fears about the possible departure of Lovren on Twitter, feeling that it would leave the Reds very short on defensive cover:

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