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"Better than Maguire": Liverpool fans react to Lovren joining Zenit

The time has come, Dejan Lovren has joined Zenit Saint Petersburg, leaving Liverpool after six years with the Reds. The Croatian leaves the club a Champions League and Premier League winner, he leaves as champion of the world. After a rollercoaster spell at Anfield, Liverpool fans have reacted to Dejan Lovren joining Zenit.

Liverpool fans have reacted to news that Dejan Lovren has joined Zenit. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Always nearly

Dejan Lovren was signed from Southampton for £20m in 2014 with the Reds looking to solidify the centre of defence. Having previously been stable at the back with Sami Hyypia and Jamie Carragher the club were now desperately trying to return to such safe times.

Degsy regularly proved why the Reds had opened their chequebook. The Croatian would pull out match winning performances but nearly just as often he would cost us the game with a sloppy error.

Ultimately these errors began piling up and for every strong performances there was an incident or two which would see the fans and gaffer lose faith in him.

Lovren joins Zenit

Dejan Lovren has joined Zenit for a reported fee of £10.9m. The 31-year-old has signed a three year contract with the Russian side, meaning he’ll earning a lucrative living until the age of 34.

This deal makes sense for all involved, the Reds get a good fee for their fourth choice defender and the Croatian gets regular first team football as well as one last big pay day before retirement.

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Kopites send their well wishes

Liverpool fans have been congratulating the defender on the move and wishing him the best.

This Kopite pointed out that whether he played well or not he always gave it his all.

It was suggested that Jürgen Klopp’s high line didn’t do the defender any favours.

Of course he will always be remembered for the winning goal in an iconic come back against Borussia Dortmund.

Some went quite far with their praise…

And as always, some fans only care about one thing.

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