Dejan Lovren has penned a new long-term Liverpool contract to extend his stay at Melwood.
It hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for Dejan Lovren at Anfield. The player arrived with much expectation from Southampton but has had a mixed stint with Liverpool so far.
However, recently, his performances have improved – some credit may be due to his new central defensive partner Joel Matip. And while Liverpool may be looking to sign a centre-back in the summer to strengthen their depth in the position, Dejan Lovren has penned a new long-term deal to extend his stay at Liverpool till 2021.
Fans though were quick to ridicule the deal, especially with rumours floating that the player has penned a deal worth £100,000 per-week – an amount they thought was either undeserving of the quality of the player.
Dejan Lovren signs £100k-a-week deal with Liverpool.
He now earns more than:
— Transfer Related (@TransferRelated) April 28, 2017
When someone tells you Dejan Lovren earns more money than you do. pic.twitter.com/3B4dhgMoIz
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) April 28, 2017
The same club that has just given Dejan Lovren £100,000 a week refused to give Dele Alli £5000 a week, remember that#LFC
— THE LFC POLL (@TheLFCPoll) April 28, 2017
100k a week for Lovren. Dejan Lovren.
What a time to be alive
— Patrick Boyland (@Paddy_Boyland) April 28, 2017
Dejan Lovren will now earn £100,000 a week…https://t.co/N5Ivt7P1fw
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) April 28, 2017
Jurgen Klopp is to undergo a medical after offering Dejan Lovren a new long term contract pic.twitter.com/BnF7XBv4Su
— Added Man United (@AddedManUnited) April 28, 2017
Dejan Lovren is a terrible defender. Erratic, brainless, weak. Useless. 100k a week? Idiocy
— Ü (@ThoseScouseLads) April 28, 2017
A bit perplexed by the decision to give Lovren this £100k p/w deal when one of Liverpool’s key tasks this summer should be to replace him.
— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) April 28, 2017
How many teams in Europe pay their back5 £500k+ every week to concede 50+ goals?
— Himanshu (@Himanshu_Lfc) April 28, 2017
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) April 28, 2017
Lovren’s LFC career summed up in 30 seconds pic.twitter.com/TCZT4FlTbI
— Dan (@Jondanagan) April 27, 2017
Contract extension morning.
Liverpool announcing Lovren new contract.
Bayern announcing Thiago Alcantara new contract.
Spot the difference
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) April 28, 2017
People saying 100k is the ‘going rate’ for squad players…..name one player in the world on 100k a week worse than Lovren?
— Shanta Firmino (@Coppin_LFC) April 28, 2017
Toby Alderweireld £75K
Jan Vertonghen £70K
— Joseph Cousins (@JCuzzy1) April 28, 2017
The fact that Klopp has spend half the presser defending Lovren’s new contract & saying he’s not perfect says it all. Mental decision
— Jay (@Jay82_LFC) April 28, 2017
However, there were a couple of fans who put their faith behind Lovren and asked the other liverpool fans to do the same.
Lovren signed a new long term contract, fans need to stop being so fickle and support the lad! He always gives 110% and loves this club! pic.twitter.com/rGpZBjitpm
— JÜRGENS ARMY (@lfcarmy1892) April 28, 2017
Lovren might not be our best defender, but he does not deserve the amount of abuse from some fans! #LFC
— Bec_x ⚽ (@LFClass92) April 28, 2017