Liverpool seal Lovren deal

Liverpool have completed the signing of Croatia centre-back Dejan Lovren from Southampton for £20million on a long-term deal.

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wotyomamased says...

@hump3 dear ole matey, you will know that I like the other journo's on this site cannot divulge my sources, as its in confidence and all that bollo*ky type stuff they normally bang on about. I'm sure you understand. It went down something like this: Remy was on a bike, cycling away, and could see the boys training outside from the window. He thought this is boring after cycling his 50th mile. So he ripped off the heart monitor, ran down, and got the ball. No one could get it off him, for 10 minutes. He nutmeg-ed Sturridge 5 times and left him face down in the dirt, as he scored 6 goals, mostly of the 'blimey that's better than Barnes-ey against Brazil' variety. Brendan was amazed. But then Sturridge started getting hysterical, and shouting at Brendan, who turned to Remy and said "Well smash my knickers son, thats the best medico-trial I've ever witnessed, but I'm gonna have to let you go, as you've got way to much class, and besides you're not from Southampton", @Gab1965. Shhhh, I was hoping no one would notice !

Posted 2:23pm 30th July 2014

Gab1965 says...

abudelusion - Your club just bolstered their coffers by 27 million for an 18 year old. jegz1uk - Definitely, i'm amazed that other Liverpool supporters back buying this guy for ridiculous money over a proven striker for 8.5 million. It seems that most people have not noticed that Agger, Skrtel, Sakho and, even, Coates only look calamitous in a Liverpool shirt. We can thank the protective job that Gerrard, in particular, Lucas, Allen and Henderson do for that. This player, Can, could be the most important signing of the summer. I'd still like to see one more to go in front of the defence, but worried to see Rodgers signing more defenders to solve the problem when the problems are really further up the pitch, in the midfield, which offers no protection at all. But pulling out of the Remy deal, at 8.5 million, is a poor decision in my opinion. Lambert, Sturridge and Borini as the strikers for next season? If Sturridge gets injured, the team are screwed.

Posted 11:19am 29th July 2014

abudelusion (Manchester United) says...

Look out Europe.....Liverhampton are coming!!

Posted 6:15pm 28th July 2014

jegz1uk (Liverpool) says...

Although Lovren is a good signing, I believe Remy was the more important one. A proven goalscorer, available for a snip at 8 million. What other strikers are available to buy!? I worry now who we are actually going to sign to even begin to replace Suarez- there's hardly a plethora of strikers out there. I think the failed medical was a smokescreen for the Borini not wanting to leave issue. What possible reason could he fail a medical?

Posted 5:21pm 28th July 2014

HarryBoulton says...

Not really noticed this chaop before, which is a good things for defenders, I suppose. It's the ones that you always remember (Frank Sinclair, Titus Bramble, Laurent Blanc) that you want to avoid, I guess........

Posted 5:17pm 28th July 2014

sim2kuk (Southampton) says...

Just some info on Lovren. He is a good CB, is a little bit slow and tends to struggle against better opposition. Struggled a bit in the second half of last season and was rated below Fonte for the whole year. The only reason we were able to pick him up for such a good deal was due to the fact that he was calamitous in the CL for he worth £20M? No, but he's better than Caulker.

Posted 2:59pm 28th July 2014

paullfc (Liverpool) says...

Excellent signing for Liverpool. He has Premier league proven experience and is (just turned) 25. He wants to play for Liverpool, and really gets involved in communication with the back line. To me this is far more exciting than Remy because defensively Liverpool need quite the boost. It's yet to be seen if Liverpool pulled the plug on Remy because they have bigger aspirations or he 'really' did fail his medical. Yet to be seen, but Lovren I'm certainly excited about.

Posted 2:51pm 28th July 2014

kaser (Liverpool) says...

Definitely Lovren is the more important signing of the two. It's good to see the rest of his body join up with his head after it arrived at Liverpool a couple of weeks earlier though.

Posted 2:08pm 28th July 2014

thesza888 (Liverpool) says...

Very happy with this deal, was one of the best CB last season and is a good communicator, something our defence lost when Carra retired, he plays out from the back too and is a threat from set pieces. I see Skrtel or Sakho forming a strong partnership with him. Hopefully it also means Toure will never play. On Remy, he is 28 soon and had quite a few injuries last season for Newcastle, so pulling out of the deal was probably a good move. These medicals are extensive and with a second opinion highlighting the same problem means he would be a risk for whoever does sign him. Sounds like a good business decision to me even if he would be cheap at £8.5 mill. I'd like Brendan to go for Firmino now, double figures in goals and assists last season and is only 22.

Posted 1:07pm 28th July 2014

Gab1965 says...

wotyomamased - Oh my God, you are posting the same comment on every story. All the Liverpool supporters, delighted that the club have signed yet another international central defender, are missing the point. Gerrard, and his indiscipline, and the midfield was the problem defensively, not the defenders. And missing out on a top striker for 8.5m, when you've just sold your best striker, causes more problems than buying another 20 million player to flounder in the unprotected defence. And just because Lambert is a local lad, doesn't mean that he, at 32, will be the answer. I know the supporters have problems understanding that at times. Borini out and Remy in, with 5.5m in the bank, would have been the deals of the summer. And, yet, supporters are happy that it hasn't happened. I have to wonder about some of these people.

Posted 12:58pm 28th July 2014

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