Jamie Carragher says Liverpool should sell Dejan Lovren

Television presenter Jamie Carragher before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at St. James's Park, Newcastle on Saturday 4th May 2019.

The Liverpool defender has two years remaining on his current deal at Anfield.

Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher pose  in Sydney Harbour on January 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia.

Jamie Carragher suggested that Liverpool should sell Dejan Lovren this summer if someone makes a decent offer for his services, when speaking exclusively to the Anfield Wrap.

The Croatian, who earns £100,000 per week according to Spotrac, has fallen down the central defensive pecking order at Anfield recently, with Joel Matip now being preferred as Virgil van Dijk's centre-back partner.


The 29-year-old joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer of 2014 for around £20 million, and he has gone on to make 170 appearances in all competitions for the Merseyside outfit.

Carragher feels that the Croatia international's time at Anfield is up, however, and urged Liverpool to sell him this summer, should a good offer be made for him, when speaking exclusively to the Anfield Wrap:

Dejan Lovren of Liverpool walks off during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

“He’s far too injury prone for me so if someone made a good offer and you could buy someone without breaking the bank [you should sell him], because you’ve got Gomez there who was outstanding at the start of the season, you give him one more chance as well. Unfortunately for him [Lovren] he gets a lot of injuries and you can’t afford to have players in your squad who get injured all the time."

Liverpool have Joe Gomez and Joel Matip ready to partner Van Dijk, so it could be argued that Jurgen Klopp would not even need to replace Lovren if he sold him this summer.

With two years remaining on the 29-year-old's deal, the Reds will still be looking for a fairly substantial amount of money for the defender, if they are to sell him this summer.

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...

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