The 25-year-old Croatian has been the subject of two bids from Liverpool this summer, with some reports suggesting that one was as high as £20 million. Other reports suggest the bid(s) were lower.
“Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven’t informed me. 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.
“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.”
Lovren was critical of Southampton‘s change in ownership, saying:
“Honestly, I don’t know who the main man at the club is anymore. They are now looking for 25 million pounds, but I don’t think they’ll get it.”
Of Liverpool he praised:
“Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Only Real Madrid have as many fans around the world. The last time I played at Anfield, I got chills when I heard ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone.’ I would like to listen to it all the time.”
Lovren has been and seemingly remains Liverpool‘s top target for centre-back this summer. The question is whether they will bid over £20 million to get their man.