Jurgen Klopp rules out Liverpool's Dejan Lovren

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool celebrates after scoring a goal to make it 1-0 during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Newcastle United at Anfield on December 26, 2018 in...

The Croat will play no part for Liverpool in tonight's Champions League clash.

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...

Speaking to Liverpool's official website, Jurgen Klopp has ruled Dejan Lovren out of tonight's Champions League trip to Porto.

Liverpool travelled to Portugal on Tuesday night in search of a place in the semi-final of Europe's elite competition.

Klopp's side boast a 2-0 aggregate lead following last week's routine victory at Anfield.

Lovren impressed that night, but the Croatia centre-back missed training at Melwood yesterday and the German manager says that he is too ill.

 

“Dejan is ill. He had a bad night, the Doc was there and he had no chance to travel. That is the reason for that," he told the Reds' official website.

“If you feel not well and had a bad night, we all know a day later and a high intense game, it doesn’t sound like exactly the thing you should do."

Klopp has a number of people able to replace Lovren - who earns £100,000 per week on Merseyside [Spotrac] - this evening.

But Fabinho, normally a central midfielder, is probably the best option, given that Joe Gomez has barely kicked a ball for Liverpool since December, while Joel Matip can be hit and miss.

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool goes off injured and is replaced by 16 year old Ki-Jana Hoever during the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Liverpool at...

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