Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren spoke today to Croatian outlet sportske.jutarnji.hr and admitted that Roma were seeking his services, however, the move ultimately fell apart. These are his words:
“Milan contacted me but Roma was most persistent, but the negotiations didn’t go well. I don’t want to go somewhere and prove to someone who I am and how do I play and if I am ready or not”.
“I am a professional, I have won the Champions League, won a World Cup silver medal, I achieved big things in football and don’t deserve to go anywhere on loan and to have someone checking me and my quality. I feel very happy because all the time I felt Liverpool was by me, and I respect that a lot. Klopp told me: ‘Listen, buddy, you are top-class player, we will not let you go on loan. We need you'”.