Liverpool fans are convinced Dejan Lovren is befriending Mohamed Salah to avoid being sold this summer.
It’s an age-old cliché amongst football fans – keep player B so player A stays happy. Liverpool fans suspect Lovren knows about this too, as the Croatian defender seems to have become best friends with Mohamed Salah.
The pair have been spotted in multiple social media videos around the club’s training ground, even to the point where the defender was waiting for Salah at his car on Wednesday morning.
Salah has been in red-hot form since joining the reds, and currently tops the Premier League scoring charts with 28 goals. The Egyptian put the icing on the cake of his incredible season against Watford, grabbing four goals in a 5-0 win.
Lovren on the other hand did not have quite the same impact as Salah. Every time the 28 year-old seems to be finding a bit of form, he puts in a shocking performance and reminds fans of his nightmarish first season at Anfield.
Fans have often called for the Croatian to be sold this summer, with plenty hopeful the reds will sign a young defender to grow alongside Virgil van Dijk.
It appears Lovren is one step ahead of the game though, as fans are now joking on Twitter that the Reds will keep the defender to keep Salah happy.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Lovren is a genious. He knows he's on the verge of getting sold soon, so he goes and becomes best friends with out best player just incase Liverpool will keep him to keep Salah happy.
— Stiruz (@StiruzViruz) March 29, 2018
We’re gonna have to keep Lovren as Salah’s pet, aren’t we? https://t.co/YBgru6eVoK
— ? (@StudgeIsMyMate) March 29, 2018
Nice try Dejan..we saw what you did there
— Pedro Ivo Ximenes (@pedrivo_xim) March 30, 2018
Big fan of Deggsy Lovren becoming best mates with our best player. Great way of not getting sold this summer.
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) March 29, 2018
political mastermind ain’t he
— THE MIGHTY REDS (@the_mighty_reds) March 29, 2018
Lovren latching onto Salah for dear life of being sold. https://t.co/AyntwXB3vf
— Kevin McGuinness (@FussbalIKevin) 29 March 2018