Dejan Lovren explains why he loves playing for Liverpool amid Arsenal interest


Dejan Lovren has said that he’s solely focused on helping Liverpool to win trophies amid reported interest from Arsenal.

The Gunners have been credited with an interest in the defender due to his lack of first team football at Anfield.

Lovren is entering the last 12 months of his contract on Merseyside and while his club may be tempted to cash in to recoup a transfer fee for the experienced defender, the 30-year-old insists that his only objective for now is to be ready for his teammates.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Lovren said: “Winning, for me, is like a drug.

“When we won the Champions League, I didn’t play but I felt so happy and proud to be part of the team.

“But in some moments, of course, you also think to yourself that you want to play. It’s not the greatest moment when you don’t, but I have a mentality that is focused.

“I’m always ready. If someone is injured and coming off, I’m ready to step in and show my quality. I think I proved that last season, when Joe Gomez or Joel Matip were injured and I came in and played.

“My goal is to play and to win as many trophies as possible. But at the moment the focus is just to win the next two games and be champions. After that we will see what happens.”

GIVEMESPORT’S Phil Spencer says…

If Dejan Lovren’s comment about ‘winning’ wasn’t a dig at Arsenal, I don’t know what is.

That said, a move to North London could be a real option this summer.

The burly defender doesn’t really fit into what Jurgen Klopp is trying to do at Anfield and that means that he’s dispensable.

With his contract expiring next summer, it makes sense for Liverpool to cash in so that they can use those funds towards another addition.

This summer’s market is going to be interesting as with club’s struggling for funds due to the ongoing global pandemic, it’s likely that club’s will have to pay significant amounts to get a deal done.

That could apply to Arsenal’s interest in Lovren, and then it’s a case of seeing just how badly the Gunners need a defender like him.

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