Saturday 21 April 2018

Dejan Lovren to undergo Liverpool medical after £20m deal with Loic Remy and Divock Origi close to signing

Dejan Lovren on the verge of joining Liverpool
Dejan Lovren on the verge of joining Liverpool

Dejan Lovren is expected to complete a medical at Liverpool tomorrow and could be a Reds player by the end of the weekend after Southampton accepted a £20m bid for the centre half.

Ronald Koeman, the Saints manager, held out for £20m after already losing Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana to Mersyside.

The Croatian defender has been trying to push through the move to Anfield for the past month.

The capture of Lovren will thrill Rodgers, who made him his main defensive target this summer as he believes he possesses the leadership qualities that have been lacking in his back four since Jamie Carragher’s retirement.

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers’s side leave Boston on Saturday morning and will spend little more than 48 hours in their next destinations of Chicago, New York and Charlotte. Loic Remy’s medical in Boston took longer than anticipated as he needed escorting to different venues for tests which are normally straightforward at English clubs.

Both Remy and Belgium striker Divock Origi have completed their medicals during the club’s visit to Boston, with the French striker now enjoying the extra time off he is due having played in the World Cup.

Remy has gone to New York with his family and will rejoin his team mates later in the tour.

Lovren is the seventh Liverpool signing this summer taking the transfer spending to just below £100 million. Rodgers will now turn his attention to securing full-backs before the start of the season.

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