Liverpool defender outlines how he wants to be remembered by fans

Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren joined Liverpool in the summer of 2014.

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has told The Times that he wants to create a legacy at the club.

Lovren joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer of 2014 and has a contract until June 2019.

The 26-year-old centre-back struggled in his first season at Anfield, but he has shown improvement under manager Jurgen Klopp in recent months.

The Croatia international has revealed his desire to leave the club making his mark.

“I want to leave footsteps here,” Lovren told The Times. “I want people to be proud of me and to be able to say ‘that was Dejan, he played for us.’

“It’s game by game to build something people will remember. But, you know, I already have one moment - and one child with my name!

“I want trophies and I want to be thought of as a leader here. I’m still young but I’m born to be a leader.”

Lovren has created eight chances in 22 Premier League appearances for Liverpool so far this season.

The former Lyon defender has a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy f 46%, and has won 73 headers, one dribble and 25 tackles.

In seven Europa League matches for the Reds this campaign, Lovren has scored one goal, created two chances, has a pass accuracy of 80% and a shot accuracy of 60%, and has won 11 headers and eight tackles.

Liverpool are seventh in the Premier League table at the moment with 55 points from 34 matches.

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