Jurgen Klopp gives green light to exit with Liverpool boss ready to sign replacement
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given the green light to Dejan Lovren’s Anfield exit. The defender has struggled to get game time under Klopp this season, with Joe Gomez partnering Virgil van Dijk in the back four.
And according to the Daily Mail, Klopp is willing to sell the 30-year-old this summer if Lovren wishes to leave.
They add that Klopp will look to sign a replacement if the Croatia defender quits Anfield at the end of the season.
Lovren has numerous Premier League suitors, with Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham and Crystal Palace eyeing the Liverpool ace.
The defender is out of contract at the end of next season, meaning this summer is a chance for Liverpool to pocket a transfer free.
Otherwise, the Reds risk losing Lovren for free.
Liverpool are ready for a busy summer transfer window, with Reds hero John Aldridge tipping Klopp to sign Timo Werner and one other ‘big name’ player.
He wrote in his Liverpool Echo column: “I think Liverpool fans can look forward to one or two big names in the transfer window this summer.
“Jurgen Klopp, like he always has done, has to look for players who are as good or better than he has. No squad padding this summer.
“Up front is probably the big area. At the moment, behind that three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, there is only Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino who are playing regularly.
“Liverpool will need another but that one player has to be absolute top drawer. For me, there is only one who fits the bill perfectly.
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“That player is Timo Werner. All day long for me.
“Whenever I have seen him, he looks like the one for the Reds.
“For the prices you hear quoted for players, the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, in this climate, Werner seems the ideal option.
“Where else is Klopp going to strengthen? He has Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the attacking midfield area, so the squad is very settled at the minute.
“I would suggest another left-back that can push Andy Robertson and a top centre-forward.
“Will he go out and get a world-class attacker? We will wait and see but Liverpool have designs to win the lot now.”
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