Dejan Lovren’s likely exit to Roma is a risk by Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp may have exciting alternatives lined up.

According to the Times‘ Paul Joyce on Twitter, Roma and Lovren are “in talks” about a £15 million move before the August 23rd cutoff.

The Croatian is thought to be accepting of the fact that he is now the fourth-choice centre-back at Anfield, behind Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

Liverpool fans have been responding to the news on Twitter – here’s some of the best reaction, with many bemused by the decision.

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Liverpool are taking a big risk in getting rid of Lovren, leaving them with only three established centre-backs.

An injury to any of Van Dijk, Gomez or Matip would suddenly leave the Reds looking light at the back, particularly if the former spent a spell on the sidelines.

It could be that Klopp has total faith in two outstanding young prospect, however.

Ki-Jana Hoever and Sepp van den Berg are both hugely exciting teenage talents who many at Liverpool believe will have bright futures.

Klopp is also not one to keep hold of players to don’t want to be at the club, so in that respect, letting Lovren leave makes sense.

There is no denying the risk element, though, and only time will tell if it was the correct decision.

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