Photo: Dejan Lovren all smiles with reported Liverpool FC target after reaching World Cup
The Liverpool FC defender is all smiles with Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who has been linked with Anfield move
Dejan Lovren posed for a triumphant selfie with Ivan Rakitic after Croatia booked their place at the 2018 World Cup.
The Liverpool centre-half put his Premier League woes behind him during the international break to help the Croats secure their spot in Russia.
Lovren was substituted after 32 minutes of Liverpool’s 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley last month to raise questions about his future at Anfield.
The 28-year-old was included in Croatia’s squad for their World Cup playoff despite his poor form alongside rumoured Liverpool target Rakitic.
The Barcelona midfielder was linked with a move to Anfield as part of a deal that would see Philippe Coutinho complete a switch to the La Liga leaders.
Rakitic was linked with Liverpool in the summer transfer window but a deal failed to materialise.
And Liverpool fans will be hoping that Lovren was able to convince Rakitic to consider a switch to Anfield in the near future.
Lovren posted the above photo on his Instagram page after Croatia’s 4-1 aggregate win against Greece.
The Reds star uploaded the following caption: “😁👍🏻”
Liverpool signed Lovren in a £20m deal from Southampton in the 2014 summer transfer window.
The Reds are in fifth place in the Premier League table.