It would be harsh to place Liverpool’s sole Premier League defeat this season on the shoulders of one man, but in the case of Dejan Lovren, it’s hard not too.
The Croatian international had a horrorshow performance against Watford in the Reds’ 3-0 loss to the Hornets at the start of the month, with the defender only managing one interception and attempting three tackles in what was a night to forget for the Liverpool defence, and it appears that this season could be the last we see of Lovren in Merseyside colours.
The Express report that the former Southampton star is on the radar for both Arsenal and Tottenham, with the two north London clubs eager to sign the Liverpool centre-back who has again made himself a villain on Anfield following his showcase against Watford, and although Jurgen Klopp has largely stood by the Liverpool no. 6, the German manager might have to realise that the defender is simply not good enough for the club.
Will Dejan Lovren leave Liverpool in the summer?
With Liverpool signing the 30-year-old in 2014 for a reported fee of £20m according to BBC Sport, a club record for a defender at the time, the Reds will seemingly be keen to recoup a good chunk of money they spent on the former Lyon centre-back if a club does come in for Lovren in the transfer window, yet for the reigning European champions, it might be best if they accept the first realistic offer for the out-of-favour man.
Lovren has done little to help his case as a squad player that can fill in for Virgil van Dijk or Joe Gomez in the defence with his performance against Watford, and with clubs now reportedly interested in the centre-back, the Reds could do their club a service, as well as their fans, by a getting rid of the Croatian for good once the window opens for business.