Anfield side closing in on St Mary’s centre-back.
Southampton centre-back Dejan Lovren appears determined to secure a move to Anfield with ESPN reporting on comments made by the Croatian following Liverpool’s apparent bid for his services.
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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has already successfully raided the St Mary’s outfit for veteran forward Rickie Lambert and midfielder Adam Lallana but it appears the Northern Irishman is ready to secure a Saints hat-trick.
24 year old defender Lovren may well be the ideal man to partner Martin Skrtel in the heart of the Liverpool defence and the former Lyon man has not only confirmed the Merseyside outfit’s £20m bid but has also made it abundantly clear he wants to secure a move, stating;
“Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven’t informed me,” he said. “Not even about the subsequent Liverpool bids. That wasn’t right. I found out about the bid from other people which disappointed me and I realised I’ve got no business staying at Southampton.
“Liverpool sent a 20 million offer and they [Southampton] paid nine million for me, so they would’ve earned twice the amount.
“At this point, I don’t know what I’ll do and I don’t like it. It was unbelievable that a few days ago I had an offer of 20 million pounds. It was in the morning and by the afternoon the club had said I was not for sale. Frankly, my head is already at Liverpool.”
Such comments surely put Liverpool in a very strong position and given that Southampton have already sold a number of players they may struggle to keep hold of others who doubt the south-coast outfit’s ambition.
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