Liverpool transfers: Reds legend questions Dejan Lovren fee

Liverpool transfers: Mark Wright feels £20m is an awful lot of money for Southampton defender Dejan Lovren

Croatia international Dejan Lovren Photo: Fifa

Mark Wright believes Dejan Lovren’s £20m price tag is excessive as the Southampton defender reportedly nears a move to Liverpool.

Reports this week have claimed that the Anfield club have made another offer for the Croatia international as Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster his rearguard ahead of next season.

The most important thing is shutting the backdoor and they’ve gone for this lad, but for one good season £20million seems a heck of a lot of money

Dejan Lovren

Whilst the former Liverpool defender is happy to see Rodgers address his leaky defence, Wright is concerned that the Reds are paying over the odds for the Croatia international.

“Dejan Lovren looks a decent enough player and if there is one position Liverpool needed to address [it’s centre-back],” Wright told talkSPORT.

“They concede too many goals from set-pieces last season and they conceded a lot of silly goals, if they hadn’t the title might have been theirs and probably should have been theirs. And they’re addressing that by getting this lad in.

“Is he the answer? Time will tell but one thing I do know is that Brendan Rodgers is very thorough. The most important thing is shutting the backdoor and they’ve gone for this lad, but for one good season £20million seems a heck of a lot of money.”

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