Dejan Lovren could remain at Liverpool next season, allowing his contract to run down at Anfield.
According to the Daily Mail‘s Dominic King, however, Jurgen Klopp could have no problem with keeping hold of him beyond the summer.
It is stated that the Liverpool manager has a ‘strong relationship’ with the 30-year-old, having been at the club ever since he arrived in October 2015.
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Although Lovren can still do a job from time to time, I would personally sell him this summer. It means Liverpool can earn a fee for him, rather than letting him go for free next year.
On top of that, I feel the centre-back’s woeful recent performance away to Watford highlighted his flaws to perfection – he came in for Joe Gomez and was bullied by Troy Deeney, as the Reds’ unbeaten record went up in smoke.
There are younger alternatives out there in terms of a fourth-choice centre-back, such as Leeds United loanee Ben White, who Liverpool are believed to be ‘blown away’ by.
The 22-year-old has a superior pass completion rate (85.3%) to Lovren (83.4%) in the league this season, not to mention making more tackles and interceptions per match as well (1.7 and 2.3 compared to 1.4 and 1.0).
Six seasons has been enough to show how hit-and-miss Lovren can be, and I believe Liverpool should take the money and run, should an offer come in for him.
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