Earlier this week, the Liverpool Echo reported that the club are planning to offer a new deal to defender Dejan Lovren, and the fans are not happy.
The Merseyside outfit have been busy tying players down to new contracts, with Philippe Coutinho committing his long-term future to the club, while young defender Joe Gomez has also penned fresh terms.
The Liverpool Echo claims that midfield star Adam Lallana and Lovren are next on the list for the club’s hierarchy.
Lovren has had a difficult relationship with the fans after he failed to make an instant impact in defence when he signed from Southampton in 2014.
The Croatian has gone through spells of strong form, but he has struggled with consistency, and the defence continue to have problems, despite him now being a regular starter under manager Jurgen Klopp.
Lovren has formed a partnership with Joel Matip this season, but due to injuries and the 25-year-old’s recent dispute with FIFA, Ragnar Klavan has stepped in on occasion.
Despite Klopp appearing to be keen on extending Lovren’s deal, which currently expires in 2019, some fans are not so keen.
At best for him Lovren deserves to see out the current contract, certainly not given a new one.
— Bob (@The_Red_Figaro) January 27, 2017
— Abir (@AbirLFC) January 27, 2017
New contract for Lovren then?
Klopp trusts Lovren so I trus… tolera… put up with Lovren. pic.twitter.com/wgj0iX1gBa
— Rob (@RobRLFC) January 27, 2017
I'll honestly give up on life if we give Lovren a new contract… He's honestly the worst defender we have ????????????????
— Matt (@KrazeyMatt) January 27, 2017
— Saketh Ayyagari (@Sakethscribbles) January 27, 2017
Every time I get reminded that we're offering Lovren a new contract, I want to put my head in a giant blender.
— Kevin (@emptyMINDZ) January 27, 2017
@AnfieldHQ what the hell are they thinking giving lovren a new contract????
— john murphy (@jmurphred) January 27, 2017
— My Surname is Khan™ (@ejaz_k) January 27, 2017
— Hitesh Narula (@HiteshNarula05) January 27, 2017
Joe Gomez signed up,now Dejan Lovren should never play another professional minute for #LFC
— Craig (@Craigo59) January 27, 2017