Photo: Dejan Lovren posts heartfelt message after winning Liverpool award
Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren vows to work even harder to recover from hamstring injury after award
Dejan Lovren says winning Liverpool’s player of the month award for December will serve as incentive for the defender to work even harder in his bid to return to full fitness.
The Croatia international is currently sidelined with a hamstring injury which the centre-half suffered during Liverpool’s 1-0 victory over Stoke City in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final.
Lovren managed to established himself as Liverpool’s first-choice centre-half alongside Martin Skrtel in the absence of the injured Mamadou Sakho during November and December.
However, the former Southampton star’s hamstring problem means Sakho and Kolo Toure have the chance to stake their claim for a starting spot, whilst Jurgen Klopp signed Steven Caulker from Queens Park Rangers earlier this week.
But Lovren won’t be dissuaded in his attempts to make a swift return to first-team action after being named the club’s player of the month.
Lovren wrote: “Thank you everyone who voted for me. This only gives me even greater incentive to work harder. “If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level that you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.” #dream-big #work-hard #YNWA”
The 26-year-old moved to Liverpool from Southampton in a £25m deal under Klopp’s predecessor, Brendan Rodgers.