Salah sends heartwarming message to Dejan Lovren after joining Zenith

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Liverpool star, Mohammed Salah has sent a heartwarming message to his former teammate, Dejan Lovren, who recently joined Zenit St Petersburg on a permanent deal.

This is following the free transfer of Adam Lallana who was given a befitting farewell to Brighton on a free transfer.

Salah took to his Instagram page and to write a heartwarming comment about the Croatian centreback: “It’s been a pleasure and I wish you the best in your new adventure! I’m sure we’ll meet again soon.

Salah and Lovren during Liverpool training

The 31-year-old defender joined Liverpool from Southampton for £20m in 2014. He has left the Reds after winning Champions League, club world cup, and the English Premier League for Zenit, who paid Liverpool £10.9m to sign him on a three-year contract.

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Due to injuries and inconsistencies, Loveren was only able to 10 Premier League games this season for the premier league champions Liverpool.

Lovren, who was also part of the Croatian team that reached the 2018 World Cup final, where they lost 4-2 to France and has 57 caps for his country.

Before joining the Russain side, his contract was expected to ran until June 2021 and the club had an option to extend it by a year.

Jugen Klopp describes Dejan Lovren as legend

Speaking on the development to the club’s media, manager Jurgen Klopp said “another Liverpool legend” had left the club.

“He was absolutely a very, very important part of this team from the first day since I was in,” added the German.

“I remember when we played with Dortmund against Liverpool in the pre-season friendly and Dejan scored with a header with incredible power. That was the image I had in my mind when I came here and I thought about the defenders we had at the time.

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“He played super games and scored one of the most important goals of our history in the 4-3 against Borussia Dortmund; a really wonderful moment to share.

“He had so many good games. Yes, I think he will not like the Tottenham game when I took him off in the first half, but it is part of football and part of development – and he always came back.

“When he was fit, he was very, very, very often in the team. A great player and a great person.”

Loveren and Salah carrying the Premier League trophy

During his six-year spell with the Reds, Lovren made 185 appearances, scoring eight goals.

Being one of the important and experienced players in the Liverpool side, Lovren made a remarkable contribution. One of such was the historic stoppage-time header against Borussia Dortmund in April 2016, which sent Liverpool into the Europa League semi-finals.

“Everybody at Liverpool Football Club would like to thank Dejan for his contribution over the years and wish him all the very best in his new challenge,” part of the club statement reads.

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