Stamford Bridge

Next Game

Chelsea v Liverpool

Sunday, 10 May 2015, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Anfield

Last Game

Liverpool 2 - 1 QPR

Saturday, 02 May 2015, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Lovren ready to face Saints

Dejan Lovren will not be distracted by facing his former club Southampton when he makes his Liverpool debut on Sunday.

Last Updated: 16/08/14 at 17:05 Post Comment

Dejan Lovren: Liverpool defender ready to face Southampton

Dejan Lovren: Liverpool defender ready to face Southampton

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Croatian defender left Southampton after just one season this summer to join Liverpool and will come up against his old club in their opening game of the new campaign at Anfield.

Lovren has acknowledged it was a difficult end to his time at St Mary’s, but he felt he could not pass up the chance to play for Liverpool.

He is confident that Liverpool can build on last season’s challenge for the Premier League title and qualification for the UEFA Champions League, and is ready to tackle Southampton.

“Listen, I said it was destiny,” said Lovren. “But I won’t think about Southampton, I will concentrate on my game and on my style.

“Maybe it was a difficult relationship at the end, but I said, from the first day, I wanted to come to Liverpool.

“I told them I want to leave because Liverpool is a massive club and maybe I will have this chance just one time in my life, so I don’t want to stay and see the chance going.

“There is a lot of talent here, amazing players and last season they showed already they can do something. Now, with eight new players, I’m really confident in this team.”

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

still can't see the Phil Jones thing that some people go on about. Whenever I watch him play it's a repeat of headless chicken meets a gurning Bambi on ice for 90 minutes.

diabolicaldiaby
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

P

robably the first list I've come across in a long time where I agree with a large majority of what was written. Can't agree with everything though, Zaba has had an awful season by his standards, I'd put Monreal (a player who I've never rated) up there, gotta give credit where it's due, he's really stepped up his game.

scroteymcbooger
F365's Top Ten Defenders Of The Season

S

ome top analysis here..... UNITED WOULD BE TOP IF IT WEREN'T FOR ALL THEM GAMES THEY LOST

benvo81
United Progress Stifled By Bottom-Half Record

Footer 365

Nathaniel Clyne 'happy at Southampton' and waiting on deal

Nathaniel Clyne says he is happy to stay at Southampton, despite reports linking him with a move away this summer.

Jack Wilshere: Second would signal Arsenal's title intent

Jack Wilshere says finishing second would serve notice that Arsenal are ready to challenge for next season's Premier League.

Arsene Wenger only wants to bring 'world-class' players to Arsenal

Arsene Wenger has revealed he is only looking to add “top, world-class players” to his Arsenal squad this summer.

Mail Box

How Is Coutinho Rated Above Cazorla?

We have a mailbox packed full of views on Santi Cazorla, what Arsenal and United need this summer, the idiocy of St Totteringham's Day and rather a lot more...

Arsenal Need Three. These Three...

One mailboxer has the realistic answers to Arsenal's summer transfer needs. We also have plenty more on Newcastle fans, handballs, Chelsea selling and Johnny...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company