OREANDA-NEWS. Former defender of English Liverpool, winner of the 2018/2019 Champions League Dejan Lovren commented on his move to Zenit St Petersburg. His words are quoted by Sport24.

Motivation is to play in a top club, to play in the Champions League. And try something new, ”Lovren said. Horvat stressed that he had received offers from other teams, but the desire to play in the St. Petersburg club turned out to be stronger. “Zenit has been at the top in Russia in recent years. So I didn't have a question in my head: to go or not to go, "he said.

Lovren explained that he was waiting for a new challenge and wanted to change something in his life. “I gave everything I could to Liverpool. And now I want to try myself somewhere else so that people understand that I am still good. I can still play at a serious level, ”he concluded.

Lovren joined the Blues, White and Blues for the 2020 summer transfer window as a free agent. The defender has played for Liverpool since 2014. Over the years, the footballer has defended the colors of the English Southampton, the French Olympique Lyon, and began his career at Dynamo Zagreb. In addition, since 2009, Lovren has been called up to the Croatian national team. In 2018, together with the team, he won the silver at the World Championship.