Loads of Liverpool fans on Twitter aren’t buying the fact that the club have said that defender Dejan Lovren is missing from their confirmed squad for the Super Cup on Wednesday because of illness, with Paul Joyce reporting on Tuesday that a £15m move to Roma could be on the cards.
AS Roma in talks with Liverpool over transfer of Dejan Lovren. Deal possible and asking price around £15m now. Lovren recognises he’s fourth choice.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) August 13, 2019
The Reds are due to face Chelsea in Istanbul tomorrow, and you would have expected the Croatian to be part of the travelling party given the Merseyside outfit only have four senior centre-back options, and face Southampton in the Premier League three days later.
However, Liverpool announced their 23-man squad on Tuesday and said the 30-year-old was absent through illness, having already missed out on a place in the 18 against Norwich City on Friday.
Whether he is ill or not remains to be seen, but the Anfield faithful certainly aren’t believing it if the reactions below are anything to go by.
While one individual said “so he’s off to Roma then”, another simply said “Lovren gone then”.
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Given the reports from this morning that an exit to Serie A could be likely, they have every right to be suspicious.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Lol Lovren isn’t included due to “illness” ? don’t have to lie to us lads
— Kevin Logan (@KevTheHuman87) August 13, 2019
Dejan Lovren misses out due to illness – so he’s off to Roma then ?
— Six Times Lad ? (@jurgensreds5) August 13, 2019
‘Illness’ = getting sold soon.
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) August 13, 2019
No Lovren. He’s off
— KierownikWodopoju (@BoyBetterKnown_) August 13, 2019
Bye Lovren ?
— harry (@ftblHarry) August 13, 2019
Lovren missing due to illness? Yeah right *cough* Roma
— RetroUnlim.com (@retrounlim) August 13, 2019
Lovren definitely off then.
— jamie parry (@jamieparry1985) August 13, 2019
Lovren gone then.
— Jubaer (@jubaer__G) August 13, 2019