Dejan Lovren has had an excellent 12 months, with the Croatian recovering from a rocky start at Liverpool and putting in some of his best displays for the club over the last few months.
He had been having an equally tricky time internationally, with his manager Ante Cacic not selecting the former Lyon man in his squad for Euro 2016.
But according to quotes coming from Cacic and the Croatia camp, the long freeze out is over and Lovren will be considered for selection as normal along with the rest of his teammates.
The detente has already begun, with the 27 year old reappearing in the squad for a game against Turkey in August. If he keeps up his good club form he will likely see game time very soon, according to his manager quoted on Sky Sports.
“I know that when I feel he is needed for the team he will be called up and of course he will come to play for the national team,” Cacic said.
The return won’t come this week, as Lovren along with many senior players have been left out of the squad for the Croatian trip to Northern Ireland.