In the Transfer Tavern, Liverpool fans are ecstatic with their team at the moment but realising also that improvements still need to be made in the summer if the Reds want to return to the very-top of English football.
Having recently brought in Virgil Van Dijk to stop the leakage of goals, a player that has been made surplus to requirements is Dejan Lovren. The 28-year-old worth an estimated £15.30 million, (according to Transfermarkt) has had a torrid time since arriving at Anfield in 2014, having impressed at Southampton, warranting a £20 million transfer to Liverpool four years ago. Lovren has been accountable for several key mistakes and it appears that finally, Jurgen Klopp has had enough of the Croatian.
Liverpool are heading towards a brighter future under the German and with the summer transfer window coming up, our fans around the bar predict a lot of activity will happen at Anfield. The Reds want to be the best team around again but with players like Dejan Lovren in the team, this isn’t made easier for when he continuously lets the side down.
The £75 million signing of Van Dijk has helped Liverpool’s defence massively in recent weeks and alongside Joel Matip, the pair have formed a solid partnership that have only conceded three goals in their last five games in all competitions.
Our landlord’s verdict:
Having watched Dejan Lovren at Southampton, not many would have considered the drastic decline the 28-year-old could have during his time with the Reds. Despite being known for his sloppy mistakes, the Croatian still has a good market value and with Liverpool pushing closer and closer to the Premier League, Lovren should be a player they get rid of to fund for better arrivals.