Liverpool defender is not travelling to Portugal.
Dejan Lovren's stop start season for Liverpool has stalled again.
The Guardian reports Lovren is not flying with the squad to take on Porto due to illness.
Lovren missed the first few months of the season with an abdominal problem.
He was a surprise selection for the first leg against Porto, with Liverpool winning 2-0.
This season he has only managed nine Premier League starts an two in the Champions League.
Joel Matip and Joe Gomez have stepped up in his absence and both are in the travelling squad.
Lovren's lack of availability is proving frustrating for Liverpool supporters, who have had a love-hate relationship with the Croatian.
While there may be some sympathy for his illness, it is showing he cannot be relied on as the season reaches a crucial point.
Lovren may struggle to get back into the team upon his return.
Here is a look at how Liverpool fans reacted to the news...
So once again Lovren is unavailable meaning yet another game for both Van Dijk and Matip. A great chance to give one of them a rest but now not possible! #LFC— LFC (@KopMatt) April 16, 2019
I’m sorry, at this point Lovren has to be replaced. So injured prone, and there area lot of better alternatives out there #LFC— Jacob (@lfcjacob_) April 16, 2019
Lovren fully finished wit the club at the end of the season I'd imagine. Missing Porto away too. Can't rely on the guy at all. #LFC— Owen Webb O Rourke (@OwenWebbORourke) April 16, 2019
Surely lovren will be getting moved on in summer— Paul Darnell (@Darnee84) April 16, 2019
Dejan ffs! Made of glass— Jurgen Meister (@SS_LFC) April 16, 2019
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