LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, October 7, 2018: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Dejan Lovren cleared of perjury charges by Croatian court

Dejan Lovren has been cleared of perjury charges by a Croatian court, having been accused of giving false testimony.

Lovren found himself in trouble last September when he was charged with providing incorrect information in a football-related corruption trial.

The trial in question dates back to 2017, when Dinamo Zagreb executive Zdravko Mamic was accused of syphoning millions of euros in transfer fees.

Mamic was subsequently handed a six-and-a-half year jail term, but is currently in hiding on Bosnia, having fled his homeland.

Lovren was caught up in the drama along with Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric, who has also had the charges against him dropped.

At the trial, the Liverpool centre-back gave information relating to his transfer from Dinamo to Lyon in 2010, in which it was claimed he received half of the transfer fee, before transferring the majority of it to Mamic.

The Zagreb municipal court has stated it has “rejected the indictment” against the 29-year-old, who always denied any wrongdoing.

The ruling can be appealed, however.

Lovren could return to the Liverpool team for Wednesday’s Premier League clash with Leicester at Anfield, having overcome a hamstring injury.

He has been back in full training since the Reds beat Crystal Palace on January 19.

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