Reports suggest that Liverpool management has decided not to sell Dejan Lovren in this summer transfer window, according to Express.
The 29-year-old centre back has been linked with a move to AC Milan, but the Merseyside club isn’t interested in selling the Croatian centre-back.
Dejan Lovren was behind Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in the pecking order in last season and was limited to just 11 Premier League starts.
Lovren may not get a regular place in the starting lineup in the next season after the return of Joe Gomez, following an injury, but Klopp is still keen to retain him at the club.
However, Klopp would need to look out for another defender in the transfer window, in case he opts to sell the Croatian centre-back.
Lovren made a switch from Southampton to Anfield in July 2014.
In the last five seasons, Lovren has made 170 appearances in all the competitions for Liverpool.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool striker John Aldridge has urged his former club to sell Lovren if a good offer comes in.
“He has certainly improved under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp and his coaching staff, while the presence of Virgil van Dijk alongside him has made a huge difference to a player who famously said he was one of the best defenders in the world after his performances at the World Cup last summer.
“I don’t think he is anywhere near as good as he thinks he is and Klopp clearly agrees, as he favoured Joel Matip ahead of Lovren for most of last season and young Joe Gomez is also waiting in the wings as a potential partner for Van Dijk.
Dejan Lovren has become the 10th Croatian player to win the Champions League and has joined the queue with the likes of Mario Mandžukić, Luka Modrić, Ivan Rakitić, and Mateo Kovačić.
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