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Dejan Lovren | Defensemen | #6

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185

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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." Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:01:00 AM
Source: BBC Sport

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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

Jurgen Klopp revealed that Dejan Lovren will be left out of action this weekend when Liverpool travel to play Aston Villa.

Earlier in the week, Lovren's chances of being fit against Aston Villa were looking favorable, as Klopp had indicated that the center back was taken out of last weekend's match against Sunderland as a precaution. Unfortunately, the manager indicated that Lovren "has a strange feeling in his muscle" but hopes to have the Croatian available for the Reds next game. It looks like it will be a Mamadou Sakho and Kolo Toure partnership at center back once again on Sunday.
Fri, Feb 12, 2016 06:31:00 AM

Dejan Lovren was substituted early in Liverpool's draw with Sunderland on Saturday with a leg cramp, putting some doubt in the center back's availability for the Reds FA Cup replay against West Ham United on Wednesday.

Lovren lasted only eleven minutes against the Black Cats and it was revealed today by Jurgen Klopp that the Croatian felt cramping in the same area two or three times before being removed, labeling the substitution as precautionary. He was replaced by Kolo Toure and is likely to have the veteran fill in for the FA Cup tie with the Hammers. It sounds though that Lovren will be fit enough for Week 26 against Aston Villa barring a setback in training.
Source: Express
Mon, Feb 8, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Dejan Lovren is nearing a return to action but still needs more training before being fit enough to start, so the center back will likely be used as a bench option for the Capital One and FA Cup ties this week.

Jurgen Klopp has already anointed Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho as the center back pairing for tonight's 2nd leg semi-final against Stoke City. It is possible that Lovren will be fit enough to earn a start on Saturday when the Reds take on West Ham in the fourth round of the FA Cup. Either way, barring a setback, fantasy managers should expect the Croatian to be in contention for the next league contest, which will be a week from tonight against Leicester City.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 06:29:00 AM

With Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho already out, the center back crisis at Anfield deepened with the news Dejan Lovren will miss the next two Premier League matches.

The Reds should get Kolo Toure back for the matches against Arsenal on January 13 but they won't have any other first team center backs healthy for the occasion. Jurgen Klopp may be forced to push Emre Can back in the formation - a move that Brendan Rodgers was heavily criticized for.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 07:47:00 AM

Liverpool face a defensive crisis ahead of upcoming games against Exeter City, Arsenal and Manchester United. Dejan Lovren adds his name to ever growing injury list at Anfield and joins centre-backs Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho in the treatment room.

Jurgen Klopp will also monitor Kolo Toure ahead of Fridays’ game in the FA Cup after the 34-year-old limped through the remaining minutes of last nights’ Capital One Cup semi-final due to cramp. Lovren will be assessed and the full extent of his problem should be known after an MRI scan while Sakho (knee) injury is only believed to be minor. Skrtel however, will not return before February which could force Liverpool into the transfer market. "In this situation with no centre-backs fit, I would say [a transfer] is something we could look at. Two weeks ago we had three centre-backs, that's a good situation, at the start of the season we had five, now we have none," Klopp said.
Wed, Jan 6, 2016 09:05:00 AM

Dejan Lovren was initially projected to miss "up to a month" after being stretchered off with a knee injury during Liverpool's draw with West Brom in Week 16, but Jurgen Klopp suggests the center back has a chance to return by Boxing Day.

The Reds are in desperate need of some good news after a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of Watford last weekend, which included an early exit for Martin Skrtel, who suffered a lower back injury and limped off. It is an injury crisis at Anfield ahead of a clash with table-leading Leicester in Week 18, with Simon Mignolet hoping to return while James Milner is looking as likely to miss out. Klopp will hope one of Skrtel or Lovren will be available, but Mamadou Sakho was very poor in the Watford game. In other words, start your Foxes with confidence.
Source: Metro
Tue, Dec 22, 2015 05:11:00 AM

Dejan Lovren had a scan on his injured knee and it revealed that the defender has not suffered any ligament damage but he will likely still be sidelined until some time in January.

With so many major knee injuries throughout the league this season, the initial speculation was understandably pessimistic for Lovren after he was stretchered off in the draw against West Brom. He is still going to miss some time during a crucial stretch of the season with the extra gameweek wedged between Christmas and New Year's. With Mamadou Sakho still not yet fully recovered, there is some uncertainty in who will partner Martin Skrtel at center back. Jurgen Klopp could turn to the veteran Kolo Toure but it may make more sense to push Emre Can to the backline and allow Lucas to re-enter the side in defensive midfield. Lucas was the odd man out with the return of Jordan Henderson but may now go straight back into a starting role.
Source: The Guardian
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 09:26:00 AM

Jurgen Klopp remains cautiously optimistic that the injury suffered by Dejan Lovren is not serious after the Liverpool defender was stretchered off during Sundays’ draw with West Brom.

Lovren needed gas and air as he was carried from the pitch following a Craig Gardner challenge which left the Croatian with an open wound on his right knee. Post-match Klopp revealed. "We don’t know too much about it. It’s a cut, we hope it’s not too serious, but we have to wait for the scan." Lovren has started every Premier League since Mamadou Sakho was injured at the beginning of November but the 26-year-old is now an early doubt for the trip to Vicarage Road next weekend. If he does miss out, then Kolo Toure could be in line for his first league start of the campaign although Sakho has re-joined the group and may come back into contention.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 05:42:00 PM