It appears as if Jurgen Klopp is struggling to make up his mind over Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren this summer.
The Croatian international has been constantly linked with AC Milan throughout the transfer window, with the future of the 30-year-old up in the air more than ever.
It has now been reported by Sky Sports that Liverpool have no intention of selling Lovren, who is now most likely to remain at the club he joined from Southampton.
The sports broadcaster claim on their website that the Reds will look to keep the Croatian international amid strong interest from the Serie A giants.
AC Milan were first reported by Gianluca Di Marzio to be targeting the £100,000 per-week defender [Spotrac], and the Reds could have been onto a winner with Times journalist Paul Joyce claiming Liverpool would expect at least £25million in any sale.
Lovren struggled to make a massive impact at Anfield last season, only making 11 starts in the Premier League – showing that Klopp must think twice over the decision to keep the 30-year-old at the club.
Klopp’s side didn’t struggle without Lovren in the side, and after the arrival of Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle, the German must surely be tempted by any incoming offer.
Liverpool have adopted a fast-paced style that sees them want to dominate possession throughout their games. This means that they like to win the ball back as quickly as possible when they aren’t in control. Lovren averages fewer interceptions per-game (0.8), with Joel Matip (1.5), Virgil Van Dijk (1.1) and Joe Gomez (0.9) all able to win back possession without having to make a tackle. [WhoScored]
Van Dijk is all but guaranteed a place in Klopp’s starting line-up, and Matip took his place next door to the colossus with great accomplishment last season, with the Cameroon international averaging more tackles per-game on top of interceptions. [WhoScored]
Liverpool must think twice about keeping Lovren, and must sell the 30-year-old should they receive an offer anywhere near the reported £25million fee.