Lazio aiming to once again take a player from Anfield

16.3.2020.  

Despite Jurgen Klopp recently praising Dejan Lovren, the Croatian centre-back never could fully enjoy his time at Anfield. Criticized when things were going bad upon his arrival from Southampton, the Croatian also remained one of the few players who were under scrutiny even in this current Reds renaissance.


Transfer rumours were never far away from Lovren. But with the most recent wave on blame being put on him for playing a big role in the loss of Liverpool's unbeaten season dream, Dejan might have had it enough. And Lazio is there to capitalize.


Biancocelesti scored a great signing back in 2017 when they shopped at Anfield, as Lucas Leiva didn't have the capabilities of providing value to the Jurgen Klopp-led team in the Premier League. But the more-tactical and slower style of Serie A suited him enough to make 113 signings in three unfull seasons. While helping lead Lazio to the very top of the table.


Unlike with Leiva, the Italian side won't have to buy Lovren as his contract is running out. Regardless of how the season ends, Lazio seems bound for the Champions League and they look at the 30-year-old as an experienced solution.



Lovren started his professional career in Dinamo Zagreb, had a two-season loan in the Croatian side Inter Zapresic, before joining Lyon. He played in France for three years before a season at St. Mary's Stadium which recommended him to Liverpool


This season though, he played 1,173 minutes in 14 matches across four competitions. Lovren started nine Premier League games, while last season he had 13 matches in the first division. At Lazio, which often plays with 3 centre-backs, Lovren would most likely get more chances especially if Lazio sells Luiz Felipe.


Premier League sides like Spurs and Arsenal are reportedly also interested in the Croatian, as is his former club Lyon and Serie A powerhouse Milan.



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