Liverpool defender Lovren completes movement to Zenit St. Petersburg

Zenit St. Petersburg have signed centre-back Dejan Lovren from Liverpool on a three-year contract, the Russian champions announced on Monday.

Dejan Lovren

Lovren, who joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2014, leaves Anfield after making 185 appearances in all competitions, scoring eight goals.

No financial details were disclosed but British media reported Liverpool have agreed a deal worth around 11 million pounds with Zenit St. Petersburg for Lovren.

Lovren was part of the Liverpool squad which won the 2018/2019 UEFA Champions League, and the Super Cup and Club World Cup in 2019.

This was in addition to the English Premier League (EPL) crown in 2019/2020, which ended Liverpool’s 30-year top-flight title drought.

The Croatia international was limited to 15 club appearances across all competitions this season, after Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk emerged as Juergen Klopp’s first-choice pairing in the central defence.

“In the first part of the season until he got injured, he was in the team and had super games. Absolutely super games,” Klopp told the club’s website.

“Really good, in the air (like) a machine, and I really liked working together with him. It will be interesting to follow Zenit St. Petersburg now.”

Capped 57 times by Croatia, Lovren was part of the team that finished as runners-up in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, losing 2-4 to France in the final.

ALSO READ :  President Buhari Appoints Amokachi As Nigerian's Football Ambassador

Zenit St. Petersburg successfully defended their Russian Premier League this season, winning the competition for the sixth time.(Reuters/NAN)

Submit News/Gist To Us


About Genevieve Alozie 203 Articles
Genevieve Alozie holds a degree in English and Literary Studies, from Imo State University Owerri. She is a Content writer, Storyteller, Voice-over artist and an Entrepreneur, from Imo State. She dreams to use her voice for the voiceless to uncover the untold stories.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*