SPORTbible http://www.sportbible.com/assets/images/theme/logo-blk.png 20 minutes ago 0 Shares Dejan Lovren Reveals Why Liverpool Are Not Happy With Him Sat Aug 11 2018 14:42:53 GMT+0100 (BST) Sat Aug 11 2018 14:43:28 GMT+0100 (BST) Nasir Jabbar Nasir Jabbar in Football Powered by Dejan Lovren is set to be sidelined for Liverpool as a result of a stomach muscle…
Dejan Lovren is set to be sidelined for Liverpool as a result of a stomach muscle injury sustained during the World Cup.
But why are Liverpool unhappy with their defender?
Well, because the Croatian international didn’t mention the injury to his club in fear Jurgen Klopp would replace him in the summer transfer window.
“I cannot train at all because of stomach muscle issues. I am suffering a lot of pain and will see a specialist doctor in the Netherlands,” Lovren said about his injury toSportske novostiviaGoal.
“When did I start to feel it? I felt it during the World Cup. I played with pain and those three games killed me. But who wouldn’t play for Croatia at such a big tournament!
“After the World Cup finished, the pain increased. I can’t even sit in my car without feeling it and to get out of the car hurts like hell!
“I’d always grit my teeth and play for Croatia, but now I am paying the price. But no price is too high for what we achieved in Russia.”
How did Liverpool react?
“Of course, they are not happy,” Lovren added.
“I haven’t trained since I returned from holiday. I can’t.
“I’ll reassess things after seeing the doctor in Netherlands. I have to deal with that for now and believe it will be OK.
“I hoped it would pass during my holiday, but it didn’t. As I went for a swim, it hurt. I couldn’t even rest normally.”
The 29-year-old intends to remain at Anfield amid transfer speculation.
“Where would I go from Liverpool? It is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I am too happy here to move.
“We have the team to challenge for the title. We have experience from last season, no key players left and we can be better than last season.
“In the Champions League final we lacked experience and it was the only reason Real Madrid won. Plus, of course, the luck they had, which is part of football – first with [Mohamed] Salah’s injury and then with the goals they scored.
“In the Premier League? Last season Man City made the difference at the start of the campaign and we must avoid losing points at an early stage this time.”
Liverpool open their Premier League campaign on Sunday against West Ham United, and will do without Lovren’s services.