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Liverpool set to keep hold of Dejan Lovren despite ongoing transfer speculation

Despite ongoing speculation over Dejan Lovren‘s future, Liverpool have no intentions of parting ways with the centre-back this summer.

After finding himself fourth in the pecking order behind Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez, Lovren’s future at Anfield has come under increasing scrutiny.

The Croatian made just 18 appearances in all competitions throughout 2018/19 as a plethora of injuries ensured he was unable to be consistently called upon by Jurgen Klopp.

The 29-year-old had been a reported target for AC Milan for a number of weeks, with the Reds valuing him at £25 million.

But the Liverpool Echo‘s James Pearce, has stated Liverpool are not looking to sell and have yet to receive any approaches for Lovren’s services.

The defender himself, meanwhile, has offered no indication that he wants to seek pastures new and is set to report back to the club to kick-start his pre-season training later this month ahead of the three-stop tour of America.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - Thursday, January 3, 2019: Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (L) and Liverpool's Dejan Lovren during the FA Premier League match between Manchester City FC and Liverpool FC at the Etihad Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Croatian has always proven to be a divisive figure among the Anfield faithful as his injury record and performance levels have left a lot to desired over recent years.

However, fitness permitting, his experience means he will be a handy option to have for Klopp ahead of the new season which sees the Reds compete across several competitions.

But Liverpool could also turn to youth in the position should the opportunity arise.

Recent signing Sepp van den Berg has arrived at the club from PEC Zwolle with plenty of promise and is certainly one to keep an eye on, as is Ki-Jana Hoever who made his debut for the club against Wolves in January.

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