Dejan Lovren would be starting alongside Virgil van Dijk today if he wasn’t injured.
But the Croat has an issue with his stomach muscles that he didn’t tell the club about before his return to Melwood. The 29-year-old gave an interview yesterday with Sportske, translated by Goal, in which he explained the current situation and that the club ‘isn’t happy’.
Can you blame them, Dejan…?!
The transfer window is now closed and with Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan also out, Jurgen Klopp’s only option to partner van Dijk is Joe Gomez – who’s been struggling with his fitness as well.
Lovren has been incredibly unprofessional not to inform the club at the first possible opportunity, and even more stupid to admit it so openly.
It seems every time he gives an interview he puts his foot in it, actually.
Obviously, we hope he gets healthy soon and can contribute, but many fans online are angry with Lovren.
Dejan Lovren. Literally 4 days ago. Bizarre. pic.twitter.com/jOa4TYFtB0
— SH (@Sennesation) August 11, 2018
So Lovren had a stomach complaint just during/after the World Cup and didn’t tell the club until he came back… should’ve informed us earlier instead of enjoying your holiday too much.
— Sam (@VintageSalah) August 11, 2018
I can see why some are pissed off at Lovren. He could have told he team during or after WC while window was open that this stomach issue was on going for month or so.
— LFC Scout Watch (@Mobyhaque1) August 11, 2018
I've got absolutely no problem with Dejan Lovren pushing his body to the limit for his country to potentially win the World Cup, but to not inform your club of your injury is both amateur and selfish.
— Matt (@FalseFirmino) August 11, 2018
Klopp ostracized Sakho for being stupid. Interesting to see what he does with Lovren
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) August 11, 2018
That should be the last time Lovren Kicks a ball at LFC.
— G†D (@opelesmith) August 12, 2018
So Lovren pushed through the pain barrier to play in the World Cup Final. Can't blame him for that but to not tell Liverpool afterwards while enjoying holidaying on jet skis but then complaining he can't drive I am a little pissed at him. It's hardly professional.
— Louise ⚽️📚🦉👩🎓 (@LouiseLacy) August 11, 2018
Not happy with the Lovren situation. Perhaps he’s afraid if he told LFC medical dept earlier, Klopp would’ve replaced him with someone better.
— Riza (@gueriza) August 12, 2018