Liverpool sign Croatian centre-back Dejan Lovren for £20m

  • Liverpool have signed Southampton defender Dejan Lovren in a £20m deal. This is the club’s fifth signing of the season, according to media reports.

    The Croatian center-back, who will be the third Saints player moving to Anfield, joins Liverpool on a four-year contract. “After I played at Anfield last season, I said to myself: ‘One day I hope I'll be able to play here for Liverpool,” the 25-year-old said.

    Brendan Rodgers, the Liverpool boss, said this was a very important signing for the club.

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