Report: Liverpool ace Dejan Lovren faces a race in time to be fit for Bayern clash

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool leaves the game early on with an injury during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at Molineux on January 7, 2019...

Liverpool play host to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson (C) and Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (R) talk with referee Craig Pawson (L) after Lovren conceded a penalty during the English...

According to a report from the MirrorDejan Lovren has visited a strength and conditioning coach in Croatia, as he faces a race against time to be fit for his side's Champions League clash with Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

The Reds already have a multitude of injury problems in the defensive department, with Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold both currently out.

 

Lovren, 29, hasn't played since January 7th, after he suffered a hamstring injury against Wolves in the FA Cup, and Jürgen Klopp will be desperate to have the Croatian back and available for selection.

The former Southampton man hasn't always been the most popular figure at Anfield, but he really has been superb for Liverpool this season.

Coming up against the mighty Bayern Munich, the Merseyside outfit will need to be incredibly tight at the back, and having Lovren back would be a huge boost.

Liverpool's Croatian defender Dejan Lovren (L) vies with Manchester City's German midfielder Leroy Sane during the UEFA Champions League second leg quarter-final football match between...

Whilst that seems unlikely at present, the Mirror claims that the centre-back has gone the extra yard this week in a bid to be fit in time for Tuesday, by travelling to Croatia to visit a strength and conditioning coach.

If Lovren doesn't prove his fitness in time, however, Klopp will have to make do with Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk in central defence...so it's not all bad.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool looks dejected as he misses the decisive kick in the penalty shoot out during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Besiktas JK and...

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