Dejan Lovren to Remain at Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp Rules Out January Exit

Dejan Lovren will reportedly remain at Liverpool for the remainder of the 2019/20 season as 

Jürgen Klopp is unwilling to let the defender leave in January.

The Croat had been close to joining Roma in the closing days of the summer transfer window, but his proposed switch fell through because the Italians could not match the Reds' asking price. Since that failed move, Lovren has worked his way back into the manager's first-team plans at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp,Dejan Lovren

The 30-year-old was not included in any of Klopp's matchday squads for the first six rounds of the current ​Premier League campaign. However, fellow centre-back Joël Matip's injury, combined with a drop in form from Joe Gomez, allowed Lovren to reclaim a spot in the side.


Now, ​Football Insider claim the ​Reds boss is adamant he will not sell Lovren before the end of the season, informing his seniors of his stance on the matter. Until then, there will be no discussions over the latter's future on Merseyside, meaning Roma must wait before revisiting their interest.


The former ​Southampton star has started three of the club's last four games in the top-flight, whilst he was also given the full 90 minutes during their 4-1 ​Champions League triumph away to Genk in late October.


Liverpool paid Saints £20m to secure Lovren's services in 2014, with the World Cup finalist going on to make 175 appearances in all competitions under Klopp, scoring seven goals in that time.

Dejan Lovren

He was a regular during his first four seasons with the Reds, yet his game-time was drastically cut in 2018/19 after the emergence of Gomez and a marked improvement in Matip's performances.


As a result, Lovren was restricted to just 13 matches in the league last term. He was likewise peripheral as the side won the Champions League in June, featuring in only three games as Liverpool collected their sixth European Cup.


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Source : 90min

Source: 90min