This summer is set to be an uneventful one at Anfield with very little money in the pot to spend on incoming transfers following a slash in income due to the global health crisis’ impact on football. We may still see some players departing the club, according to reports from Russian outlet Championship, Dejan Lovren is close to a move to Zenit Saint Petersburg.
A mixed spell
Liverpool signed Dejan Lovren from Southampton in 2014, paying the Saints £20m for the Croatian centre back.
Since arriving at Anfield the defender has a mixed spell. The World Cup finalist has lifted the Champions League and will soon lift the Premier League trophy but he has never shown himself to be a potential great in the middle.
Lovren has scored some memorable goals and put in some match winning performances but he has also made a number of costly errors and had some abysmal games. All in all his consistently cost him a shot at being a long term solution at the back.
To Russia with Lov
According to Russian outlet Championship, Dejan Lovren is close to agreeing a move to Zenit Saint Petersburg.
The report claims that due to a clause in Lovren’s contract at Liverpool he may be allowed to move as a free agent despite having another year remaining on his deal.
Paul Joyce at The Times has also confirmed that the Croatian is in talks with the Russian club.
What RTK has to say
If Dejan wants out then we should let him go, it is the right time.
Due to a series of injuries at the back there was likely to be a shake up in the depth of the defence at Liverpool, the impending departure of Dejan Lovren only furthers the argument for investment.
The Croatian has been a loyal servant to the club and we will wish him all the best for the rest of his career, it was a shame he could never consistently show just how good he is. We saw glimpses of his ability but just not enough.