Losing Dejan Lovren could make signing a left-back a little easier for Liverpool.
Liverpool will reportedly sell the Croatian if an offer of £25m is made, according to The Times, with AC Milan thought to be interested.
It’s a lot of money for a now-fourth-choice centre-back. That would suggest Liverpool don’t really want to sell, of course, unless it’s for a considerable amount.
Signing a replacement for Lovren would be a struggle, though. He only started 11 Premier League games last season and offering the fourth-choice role to a new signing isn’t ideal.
But losing Lovren may actually be helpful. As Goal reported before the transfer window, Liverpool are in the market for a backup left-back.
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It’s a difficult position to fill, however, as Andy Robertson has the position sewn up. Any player signed would immediately question their available minutes.
But if Liverpool are also looking out for more cover at centre-back, enticing a player who can play both should be a lot more simple.
And Jurgen Klopp loves versatility – almost every player in the squad plays multiple positions. Convincing a player would be easier, while he’d also fit in better with the squad.
It may, in the end, be best for Lovren, too. He’s fourth-choice and won’t want another 11 game season.
Liverpool may not want to lose Lovren but the left-back situation means things may just work out better if they do.