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Dejan Lovren | Defensemen | #6

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (28) / 7/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185

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Jurgen Klopp is anxiously waiting to discover the extent of the injury suffered by Dejan Lovren during the win over Bournemouth.
The Liverpool centre-back signalled to the bench with ten minutes remaining on Saturday and was immediately replaced by teammate Ragnar Klavan. Speaking during his post-match interview, Klopp explained that it was too early to determine the precise nature of the problem although it did appear to be muscular. "I would love it if it [was] a knock [rather than] a strain or tear [but] I have no clue," he said. "He felt something but I didn’t speak to him afterwards, I only saw that he was limping." Hopefully the injury is not too serious with a Champions League semi-final tie against Roma coming up. Joe Gomez [ankle] is set to miss the game and Joel Matip [thigh] has already been ruled for the remainder of the campaign. Klavan is only recently back after a period on the sidelines while Nathaniel Clyne has just one Premier League start since recovering from back surgery. Apr 15 - 4:26 PM

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Mo Salah regained the lead in the race for the Golden Boot with his thirteenth of the season, but Liverpool failed to put Everton away and a foolish foul by Dejan Lovren allowed Everton to squeak a 1-1 draw with their next-door neighbors.

Entering off the high of a seven-goal explosion in Champions League during midweek, Jurgen Klopp rang in the changes, turning some heads by leaving Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino on the bench for the big derby. The heavy rotation appeared to have little negative effect, as the Reds were in control from the get-go, dominating possession and spending the majority of the time in the Toffee's final third. They couldn't break through until just before halftime, but Salah did it in phenomenal style. After receiving a pass from Joe Gomez, he spun around one defender, shrugged off another and curled a perfect short around a third to grab the lead. Sadio Mane was behind the defense with teammates to pick out moments later, but took the shot and dragged it wide. That miss came back to haunt Liverpool, as they failed to get that second goal to put the game to bed and Lovren's foul in the Reds' box gave Everton the chance to equalize and they did.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:28:00 AM

Originally penciled in Jurgen Klopp's Starting XI against Huddersfield Town, Dejan Lovren was injured during warm-ups and replaced by Ragnar Klavan.

According to Klopp following Liverpool's victory, "‘Joel and Dejan were exchanging passes and then in the last one, he [Lovren] felt something in the muscle." Exactly what muscle and the extent of the injury is still unknown, but we should see an update before the Reds play their Champions League tie this week. Considering how poorly he has been performing and that the defense were able to keep their opponents out without him leads one to think he may not automatically return to the XI when fit again. His fantasy value, if there is any, is waning by the week.
Source: Metro
Sun, Oct 29, 2017 02:13:00 AM

Dejan Lovren had an afternoon to forget, forcing Jurgen Klopp to substitute the defender in the first half as Liverpool would get outmatched by Tottenham, 4-1.

Tottenham would get off to a flying start, scoring twice in the first twelve minutes, and Lovren was partially, if not completely, at fault for both goals. He allowed Harry Kane to get behind him easily for the first goal and then misread a header attempt, allowing Kane to easily find a teammate for the second strike. Klopp made the switch around the half hour mark, not long after the Reds pulled one back when Jordan Henderson delivered a nice through ball to Mo Salah and the Egyptian international clanked it in off the far the post. Any thought of a comeback was thwarted just before halftime though, when Spurs added a third goal. Liverpool created a few more chances in the second half, but their best chance, a blast by Philippe Coutinho, was saved well by Hugo Lloris. Lovren's days as a starter may be coming to a quick end.
Source: NBC Sports
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 01:11:00 PM

Liverpool announced the club has tied down defender Dejan Lovren to a new long-term contract after an impressive season.

The Croatian international bounced back from a down year by making 25 appearances in the top flight, starting every match despite missing a month with injury. Lovren has been the club's bona fide leader along the back-line, forming a fluid partnership with summer signing Joel Matip. Now, it appears the pair will be together for years to come following the 27-year-old Lovren's new deal. Said manager Jurgen Klopp: "In a situation like this, you really have to look from the outside. If Dejan played for another club, you would think about signing him. Then you would have to think about what would you have to pay for him and it would be a lot - a big sum of money. Having him around and giving him a new contract and working with him together… he is 27 years old and his best time for a centre-half is still to come."
Sat, Apr 29, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Dejan Lovren has returned to training late in the week for Liverpool and has a chance to start against Arsenal on Saturday.

Lovren has missed the last three matches with a knee injury, with the Reds losing two of those games. It is difficult to have confidence in his return as the injury has been one of the nagging variety and he could very well fail a late test ahead of Saturday's late kickoff. Fantasy managers will not be too bent out of shape should Lovren miss an additional week as the matchup with the Gunners may not provide much of a return for Liverpool defenders. Jurgen Klopp could return to Lucas as a partner to Joel Matip this weekend or switch to Ragnar Klavan.
Source: Telegraph
Fri, Mar 3, 2017 06:49:00 AM

Dejan Lovren is at risk of missing this weekend’s trip to Leicester after travelling to Germany to meet with a knee specialist.

It was hoped that the Croatian centre-back would rejoin the main group in training this week following their return from a warm weather training camp in La Manga, but his availability for Monday night looks to be in doubt as he struggles to shake off a persistent knee problem. Lovren has been playing through pain barrier in recent weeks and it was hoped that rest and treatment during the Premier League break would help. However, a decision has now made the decision to send Lovren to Germany in an attempt to find the underlying cause. Joel Matip will line-up in a flat back four while Jürgen Klopp could look to Lucas Leiva or Ragnar Klavan to partner the former Schalke 04 in the heart of the Liverpool defence.
Tue, Feb 21, 2017 04:49:00 AM

Medical staff will assess Dejan Lovren when the squad reconvene at Melwood after Jürgen Klopp handed his players a few days off following their dismal display at Hull last weekend.

There was no news prior to the game at the KCOM Stadium, but it is understood that Lovren picked up a knee injury during the 1-1 draw with Chelsea and there are growing concerns that the Croatian may need to go for a scan to determine the precise nature of the problem. His absence on Saturday, coupled with Ragnar Klavan, who was also missing due to illness, earned Lucas Leiva a recall in the heart of the Liverpool defence alongside Joel Matip. However, with Tottenham visiting Anfield this weekend, the situation isn’t ideal, especially given their poor run of form and Klopp will be hoping for at least one returner to face Messrs Kane, Alli and Eriksen.
Wed, Feb 8, 2017 06:21:00 AM

Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren are expected to spend the next two-weeks working hard to recover from injury in an attempt to be ready to face Manchester United in gameweek eight.

Lallana over stretchered in the first half at the Liberty handing Daniel Sturridge an early opportunity, the Liverpool forward has started the last two games on the bench. Meanwhile, the injury to Lovren was less evident and only became apparent after the final whistle. The Croatian defender was back in the Liverpool starting line-up, replacing Ragnar Klavan, following his recovery from a viral infection but he was unable prevent Swansea from scoring to extend Liverpool’s run to 8 games without a clean sheet in the Premier League. Speaking post-match Jurgen Klopp confirmed the injured duo will be assessed to determine the extent of the injuries: "Lallana has a groin problem and Dejan Lovren too. We will see what they have exactly. Hopefully they'll use the break to recover."
Source: BBC Sport
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed that defender Dejan Lovren and Loris Karius are set to return to action Friday.

Lovren missed the club's match against Leicester City on Saturday, an impressive 4-1 win, after sustaining a facial injury in training last Friday. However, he has been cleared to face Chelsea Friday night, along with Karius. The summer signing has been out with a broken hand since the preseason, but has now proven his fitness in training according to Klopp: "The players involved in the last game are until now all ready again plus Dejan (Lovren)...Loris (Karius) is training a week now so all good."
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 07:28:00 PM

Dejan Lovren's omission from the Liverpool squad when their team news was released was not a surprise for long when the defender revealed through his Instagram account a badly swollen black eye.

Lovren suffered the eye injury in training the day before the match after an unlucky accidental clash with a teammate. Provided that the swelling goes down during the week, Lovren will be back in the XI for Week 5 against Chelsea. Unfortunately, the Reds play in the Friday night game, so that cuts the usual week downtime short by one day, but, seeing as how deputy Lucas performed against Leicester, Jurgen Klopp would probably prefer Lovren's one eye to Lucas' two.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 02:34:00 AM

Liverpool reportedly have a £4.2m deal in place to acquire veteran center back Ragnar Klavan from Augsburg.

This looks to be a wise move for Jurgen Klopp the way things are looking right now in defense. Martin Skrtel has been sold away. Kolo Toure has been released. Joe Gomez is still a ways away from being trustworthy after a lengthy layoff with a majot injury. Mamadou Sakho may not be ready to start the season and Joel Matip limped off early in yesterday's preseason match. Klavan, captain of the Estonia national team, would appear to be in line to play the Kolo Toure role last year. That is to say, he doesn't project to be a starter if everyone else is fit, but he can be an adequate fill-in during the ongoing injury carousel at Anfield.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 09:27:00 AM

Former Tottenham midfield maestro Luka Modric scored the lone goal of the match as Croatia won their opening group stage match against Turkey, 1-0.

While there were no current Premier League players on either side in this one, a former Spur and Croatian legend Luka Modric provided the spark his country needed to see a victory. Croatia was dominating Turkey for the entire match, having several chances come within inches of finding the back of the net. The goal came in the 42nd minute when Turkey failed to clear a ball effectively and fell into the path of Modric well outside the area and he was able to sizzle one on a half-volley past the Turkish keeper. The other two countries in group D, Spain and Czech Republic, will play tomorrow in what is perhaps the strongest group in the tournament.
Source: Guardian
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Jürgen Klopp confirmed that Joe Allen and Adam Lallana are "not available" for Thursday’s Europa League clash against FC Augsburg. In addition, Dejan Lovren will miss out because of illness.

Allen hasn’t recovered from the hamstring injury which he picked up in game week twenty-five while Lallana is struggling to shake off a calf complaint. The second leg tie will also come too soon for Martin Skrtel who isn’t quite ready after suffering a setback in his recovery from a hamstring strain. The defender has been out since December – missing the last sixteen matches – but has rejoined the group and shouldn’t be too far away. The game against FC Augsburg will provide an excellent opportunity for Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge to "get rhythm" following their recent injury problems.
Wed, Feb 24, 2016 10:14:00 AM

Dejan Lovren is flying back to his home in Croatia to assist with a family illness and will not be in the squad for Liverpool tonight when they take on FC Augsburg in the first leg of a Europa League tie.

Lovren had been out with a hamstring injury but was training ahead of this match in Germany, so it would appear that he should be available for the next league match, which is not until March 2nd against Manchester City. He could feature at some point before then, when the Reds face Augsburg in the second leg of their Round of 32 Europa League matchup next week. It will likely me Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure partnering at center back tonight, but Jurgen Klopp does have Steven Caulker as an option as the loanee was added to the Europa League squad earlier this month.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 07:26:00 AM