Dejan Lovren leaves Liverpool after six years

Dejan Lovren leaves Liverpool after six years

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has signed a three year-contract with Zenit St Petersburg in a deal worth 14,000,000 euros. 

The Croatia international is leaving Liverpool with 10 Premier League appearances from this season, and with the two major trophies in last two seasons. 

A big honor for Lovren was lifting the league title since he is the first Croatian player ever to win England Premier League.

Lovren arrived from Southampton for 25m euros back in July 2014 and was one of the regular players in the previous campaign when Reds lifted the Champions League trophy in 2019. 

In total, he scored five goals in 131 appearances for Liverpool in Premier League. He was one of the main players in Croatia's amazing performance at World Cup 2018.

Lovren admitted he wasn't fully happy with his role, as a fourth choice at center-back options in a speech to Sky Sports this month.

"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." 

A statement from Liverpool says:
"Lovren departs Anfield having played an important role in last season’s Champions League triumph and as part of the squad that has collected UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League honours during 2019-20. 

Jurgen Klopp told another Liverpool legend' left the club and added a short look on it.

 "He was absolutely a very, very important part of this team from the first day since I was in,"
added the German, who took charge in October 2015. 

The defender has spoken to Zenit's official web about his transfer: "I am happy and proud to join Zenit. I would like to thank Sergei Semak and Alexander Medvedev for making this move happen."    


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