Liverpool is blessed with talent in every position, so it comes as no surprise that several clubs are lining up to make offers for their star players.
Liverpool is flying high this season as their successful run in the Premier League puts the Reds on track to celebrate their best-ever campaign in the top flight.
Jurgen Klopp’s men enjoy a 25-point lead over the defending champions in second place, and they have only dropped four points all season to Manchester United (draw) and Watford (loss).
This kind of success generates a burst of emotions for fans as they cannot wait to celebrate their first league title since the 1989-90 campaign.
This success is a double-edged sword, though, as it places a constant spotlight on the club’s top players, which in turn sparks transfer interest among European giants.
Players like Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk are often linked with moves to other major clubs, but now another key player for the Reds has teams lining up for his services. According to a new report from Football.London, five clubs, which includes Arsenal and Tottenham, are keen on signing Dejan Lovren this summer.
Liverpool will do everything they can to keep players like Mane, Salah and van Dijk, however, they do not seem to be as committed to holding on to their Croatian defender. Liverpool is aware of the heavy interest in Lovren and, according to the same report, have set an affordable asking price of £18m.
In addition to Arsenal and Tottenham, the following clubs are also in the race for Lovren’s signature: Lazio, AC Milan and his former club Lyon. The 30-year-old has a wealth of experience under his belt having spent four seasons in Ligue 1 with Lyon, seven seasons in the Premier League with Southampton and Liverpool, raised the Champions League trophy last summer, and has represented Croatia in two World Cup tournaments.
Lovren is a dangerous player in the air, at both ends of the pitch, and he is known for being a confrontational defender who puts his body on the line in the penalty area. Every team that is currently linked with him needs more quality on their back-lines, and his veteran leadership would be a major plus. Lovren is known for having some attitude problems, but there is no denying that he can be a regular starter for most European giants.