Dejan Lovren set to leave the Reds

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren close to joining Zenit St Petersburg for around £11m.

The Reds signed Lovren from Southampton for £20m in July 2014 and he has been instrumental in clinching the Champions League and Premier League for the club.

He has fallen down in the Liverpool’s pecking order with Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip largely preferred in central defence.

The Croatian international feature in only 15 games for the Reds this campaign.

Lovren admitted he has struggled to accept being fourth choice under Klopp.

“It has been a test for me,” he said.

“But in these moments, I think you should stick with the team even more, to show your quality even if you are not on the pitch with the first XI. The next day in training, you should give everything, just to respect your team-mates.

“Of course, it’s not the happiest moment when I see myself on the bench, but it’s the decision of the manager. I respect it and I am always the guy who will work 200 per cent behind closed doors. It’s just part of football. If 20 players could play, it would be nice, but there are only 11 places. Whoever is in the best shape will play and that’s fair enough.”

Now it is up to the Croatian defender to decide if he wants to join Zenit and agree personal terms with the club.


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