Dejan Lovren unveils the details of his injury and why he did NOT inform Liverpool about it
- Apparently, Lovren came back from the World Cup injured
- The club is not happy with him not being in shape to the start on the new season
- But the player doesn't even think about leaving Liverpool
On his current state
"I cannot train at all because of stomach muscle issues. I am suffering a lot of pain and will see a specialist doctor in the Netherlands. When did I start to feel it? I felt it during the World Cup. I played with pain and those three games killed me. But who wouldn't play for Croatia at such a big tournament!
"After the World Cup finished, the pain increased. I can't even sit in my car without feeling it and to get out of the car hurts like hell! I'd always grit my teeth and play for Croatia, but now I am paying the price. But no price is too high for what we achieved in Russia."
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On how Liverpool reacted to his injury
"Of course, they are not happy. I haven’t trained since I returned from holiday. I can't. I'll reassess things after seeing the doctor in Netherlands. I have to deal with that for now and believe it will be OK. I hoped it would pass during my holiday, but it didn't. As I went for a swim, it hurt. I couldn't even rest normally."
I've got absolutely no problem with Dejan Lovren pushing his body to the limit for his country to potentially win the World Cup, but to not inform your club of your injury is both amateur and selfish.— Matt (@FalseFirmino) August 11, 2018
On his rumoured exit
"Where would I go from Liverpool? It is one of the biggest clubs in the world and I am too happy here to move. We have the team to challenge for the title. We have experience from last season, no key players left and we can be better than last season.
"In the Champions League final we lacked experience and it was the only reason Real Madrid won. Plus, of course, the luck they had, which is part of football - first with [Mohamed] Salah’s injury and then with the goals they scored. In the Premier League? Last season Man City made the difference at the start of the campaign and we must avoid losing points at an early stage this time."