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Dejan Lovren | Defensemen

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (26) / 7/5/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 185

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Liverpool are targeting the acquisition of Dejan Lovren's younger brother, Davor.
Jurgen Klopp is keen on adding another Lovren to the club, but the 17-year-old would likely be in their youth squad for a few years before he can get a sniff at sharing the pitch with his older brother should he someday sign with the Reds. A winger who plays on the right, the young man has drawn comparisons to Eden Hazard, though for Liverpool's sake, they will hope that comparison is not related to the season Hazard is having right now. Oct 30 - 8:25 AM
Source: Mirror

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Dejan Lovren is back in training under Jurgen Klopp's new regime, as he works his way back from an ankle injury suffered last month, as is Philippe Coutinho.

Lovren was stretchered off against Aston Villa in late September, but has made a speedy recovery after initial timetables indicated he could be absent for two months. It is hard to speculate where he fits into the defense with a new manager in charge, with perhaps Martin Skrtel and Nathaniel Clyne the only defenders with guaranteed spots. Coutinho played the full 90 in Week 8 and is vital to the cause, so expect him to be available for Week 9.
Oct 13 - 7:58 AM

Dejan Lovren, who was removed from the Capitol One Cup against Carlisle with an ankle injury, will miss out tomorrow's league match against Aston Villa and may be absent for 3-4 weeks.

It was feared that the center back suffered ligament damage to his ankle, with initial timetables placing his recovery as long as two months, but after his scan results came back, Brendan Rodgers indicated a 3-4 week absence was expected. One wonders if Rodgers will be around long enough to see Lovren's return, as his name continues to rest firmly in the hot seat. Liverpool do have options at the back, depending on which formation they choose. If its a 3-5-2 again, Mamadou Sakho and Martin Skrtel look safe bets, while the likes of Emre Can and Joe Gomez could take the third spot.
Source: Mirror
Sep 25 - 10:51 AM

After helping Liverpool to clean sheets in each of the first three matches, Dejan Lovren reminded folks of his penchant for mistakes in their Week 4 loss to West Ham United.

Just when it began to appear Lovren's disappointing first season at Anfield was an isolated blip in his career and the Reds were finally getting what they expected when they signed him from Southampton, he had a very poor game against the Hammers, with one of the goals conceded completely his to blame. You may see him listed among the defensive leaders at this early stage of the season, but be wary of investment. Fans will be clamoring for Mamadou Sakho to oust Lovren with one more poor showing if they aren't already. Maybe he can get things right but as a fantasy manager, if you already own him, you need to be ready for a replacement plan in any given week.
Sep 6 - 2:10 PM

Liverpool got back on track with their win over Newcastle United yesterday evening but there is no need to rush out and grab any for your fantasy XI as their scheduled match in the league has been moved to allow for their FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa.

Another clean sheet for the Reds, with Dejan Lovren enjoying one of his better days since arriving to Anfield. Perhaps more key to their defensive success was the absence of Kolo Toure, who was at fault more often than not in their defeat against Manchester United. Fantasy managers will have to decide whether any of their Pool players purchased at a discount is worth stashing in a truncated Week 33. Anyone cut will likely come right back for Week 34, when they make up for this blank with a double against Stoke and Hull.
Apr 14 - 10:40 AM

After Besiktas made their five penalties and Liverpool made their first four, Dejan Lovren sent his spot kick high and the miss saw the Reds bow out of the Europa Cup.

Liverpool were lucky not to lose the tie in open play as Demba Ba rattled the cross bar with the score 1-1. The Reds' luck wouldn't hold up as Lovern's miss compounded a miserable week for English clubs in European competition. Liverpool's hot form in the Premier League didn't carry over and now they will have more energy to focus on the Premier League as that will be the only way they qualify for next season's Champions League.
Feb 26 - 4:50 PM

Dejan Lovren had a chance to prove himself over the weekend by filling in for an injured Mamadou Sakho, and he helped Liverpol to another clean sheet over Southampton.

Lovren got a chance to face his former club and made good. He was considered a key acquisition over the summer to improve their porous defense from the previous season but lost his spot to Sakho over time. Now, Sakho is nursing a hip issue and will be a doubt for the coming weekend unless Brendan Rodgers says different. Lovren is only 6.42m in the Yahoo game and could potentially be a real bargain for an extended period of time if he can keep his spot. However, regardless of Sakho's status for this weekend, the Reds will be hosting a Manchester City club who are firing on all cylinders right now. It should make for a very intriguing matchup.
Feb 23 - 2:57 PM

Dejan Lovren, one of the significant signings for Liverpool over the summer, appears to have to wrestle his job back from Mamadou Sakho if he wants to partner Martin Skrtel in the heart of the Reds defense.

Lovren was one of the very best center backs in the Premier League for Southampton last year, but as is the case for many bright young stars that get brought into Anfield, the move has been a disappointment so far. Despite a near 2 to 1 advantage in pitch time over Sakho, he has only been involved in two clean sheets to Sakho's three. He made his first appearance since Week 16 as a substitute to replace Steven Gerrard at halftime this past weekend and promptly was booked within 10 minutes. Surely there are better days to come for Lovren, but for now he is not a fantasy option.
Jan 15 - 3:00 PM

Mamadou Sakho looks set to continue in place of the injured Dejan Lovren as Liverpool travel to Turf Moor on Boxing Day.

The $36 million signing has failed to live up to his huge tag since joining from Southampton in the summer with many believing his absence ‘is a blessing in disguise’ following a number of erratic defensive blunders in the heart of defence. Lovren was replaced during the Capital One Cup win over Bournemouth at half-time as a precaution but a further examination confirmed a minor groin strain which kept him out of the draw against Arsenal on Sunday. Liverpool are hopeful the defender could return over Christmas but following their impressive display at Anfield Rodgers’ maybe happy to stick with a back three which consists of Kolo Toure, Martin Skrtel and Mamadou Sakho.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 08:24:00 PM

With a clean sheet over the weekend and a goal scored in the League Cup match with Swansea yesterday, Dejan Lovren looks poised to provide fantasy returns after starting the season quite slowly.

While much of the attention was focused on the ineffectiveness of Mario Balotelli in the Reds attack as they drew 0-0 with Hull over the weekend, credit is due to their tidy defending. It was the best partnership with Martin Skrtel we have seen to date and may signal a tighter, more organized back line going forward. Until Daniel Sturridge comes back, Brendan Rodgers is going to need his defense to step up to help bag points. Despite the second half heroics against Spurs, Newcastle are a weak attacking side without Papiss Cisse. Should he be absent again this weekend, Liverpool could very well keep them out on their own ground.

Brendan Rodgers stated that Dejan Lovern "should be fit" for Liverpool's trip to Rangers this Sunday.

Lovren had been dealing with an abdominal issue over the international break but it appears he will put that behind him in time for Rangers. It has been a disappointing first season for Lovren in a Liverpool shirt, but perhaps some extended rest will get his mojo back. With just one clean sheet on the season, investment in Liverpool's defense should be avoided for the time being anyway.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 12:26:00 PM

The Croatian Football Federation confirmed on Thursday that Dejan Lovren has been withdrawn from the upcoming Euro qualifying matches against Bulgaria and Azerbaijan after a scan revealed the defender had strained his abdominal muscles.

It is not yet known how long Lovren will be out of action - the player will be assessed further on Merseyside - but the news will come as a massive blow for Brendan Rodgers who is already without Mamadou Sakho [thigh] meaning Kolo Toure could start first match in game week eight. The Reds have failed to reach the dizzy heights of last season and currently have the joint worse goals conceded record [10] in the top half while they have struggled in front of goal. However with the impending return of striker Daniel Sturridge as well as Joe Allen and Emre Can approaching full fitness Liverpool can as least maintain hope that their current dip in form is only temporary.
Source: Sky SPORTS
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Dejan Lovren has completed his move to Liverpool for a fee of £20m.

Liverpool have acquired yet another Southampton player, this time center-back Dejan Lovren. Lovren is a very solid defender who had an incredible season last year and should help Liverpool's average defense. Liverpool were great in attack last season but can certainly use an upgrade in defense and Lovren should provide immediate help. Lovren will likely be a starter on day one and should have solid fantasy value throughout the season.
Source: Squawka
Sun, Jul 27, 2014 05:27:00 PM

Dejan Lovren's Croatia were eliminated by Mexico in a big 3-1 loss that saw the Croatians collapse in the last 20 minutes.

Croatia was the slightly better team in the first half but couldn't capitalize on their chances and seemed to tire out from pressing high up the pitch. Once tired, Croatia collapsed. They conceded three goals in 10 minutes and then let emotions run high with poor tackling and mistakes. Ante Rebic was sent off for a nasty tackle that saw him get a straight red card. Ivan Perisic scored a consolation goal but it wasn't enough as Croatia finish third in the group ahead of Cameroon and behind Brazil and Mexico.
Source: FIFA
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 05:56:00 PM

Croatia Starting XI: Pletikosa; Srna, Corluka, Lovren, Vrsaljko; Modric, Pranjic; Perisic, Rakitic, Olic, Mandzukic.

Dejan Lovren starts as Croatia take on Mexico in a must win game. Croatia make the round of 16 with a win but are eliminated with a loss or a draw.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 03:09:00 PM