Liverpool are looking to bolster their defensive options this summer with a move for Croatian international, Dejan Lovren. The Reds are keen to bring in a new centre back, with Jamie Carragher reaching the latter stages of his career and the club see the Lyon man as the natural replacement.
The Lyon centre back has been capped at all levels for the Croatian national team and has shown his potential to play in the Premier League. With the recent acquisition of Jordan Henderson, it seems as though Liverpool are looking to build for the future, particularly British talent. However, after missing out to Manchester United in the race for Phil Jones’ signature it looks as though the Merseyside club have taken their search abroad.
Ligue 1 is also host to another Liverpool defensive target in Paris Saint Germain’s Mamadou Sakho but Dalglish is believed to prefer the 21 year-old Croatian. Reports also suggest an interest in relegated Birmingham’s Scott Dann.
The new American owners at Liverpool are looking to make a real impact in the transfer window this summer as they target young talent across Europe. Dalglish and Comolli will have a battle on their hands if they are to bring Lovren to Anfield as Lyon will not want to let a rising young star go on the cheap.
Lovren’s introduction to the club would possibly spell the end of Sotirios Kyrgiakos’ Liverpool career as they look to ship him out this summer after a poor first season in the Premier League.