Dejan Lovren has claimed that Liverpool’s new summer signings will need some time to adapt to the Premier League.
In conversation with Croatian outlet Jutarnji list, Lovren spoke about Liverpool. Asked if he was still in contact with anyone from the club, the defender gave an answer many fans would have expected.
“At least once a month, I hear from Salah,” he said, before analysing Liverpool’s poor start to the season.
“We’ll see how the Liverpool story goes next, whether they’re just in a worse period now or if the story goes down. They have to go back to the Liverpool they were. The Premiership is a very tough league. They’ve come to Liverpool with some new players, they need to adapt.”
Lovren gives balanced take on Liverpool struggles
For such an outspoken personality, we actually don’t hear all that much from Lovren anymore.
Since leaving Liverpool in 2020, he’s spent the last two seasons at Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. Still in the Croatian national team, he’ll be expected to travel to Qatar for the World Cup in November.
There, he’ll likely face off against fellow former Red Divock Origi, who’s Belgium team were drawn into Group F alongside the Croats.
As for Lovren’s take on Liverpool though, it’s somewhat surprisingly balanced. The centre-back has become well-known for his unique take on things, but he’s talking some sense here.
Liverpool may not have added many players to the squad in the grand scheme of things this summer. But the overhaul of the front three over the last nine months will take some time to settle down.
The reaction to Darwin Nunez’s slow start has been predictably over the top. He’ll be given time by the Liverpool fans though, and that will hopefully pay off very soon.
In the meantime, everyone around the club may need to exercise a certain amount of patience. It could well be a year of gradual transition for Liverpool. Stay calm and, in the long run, things will work out.