New boy Dejan Lovren has declared that Liverpool is “more than a club” in his first interview since signing with the Anfield outfield, as reported by the club’s official website.
The Croatian international finally completed his long speculated move to Liverpool late on Sunday night, having undergone a medical on Saturday, and is expected to fly out and join Brendan Rodgers’s side in Boston this week, to begin his pre-season preparations with his new side.
Lovren is Liverpool’s fifth signing of the summer and the third to join from Southampton after the additions of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana. Lazar Markovic and former Leverkusen man Emre Can are the other two signings made by Rodgers ahead of Liverpool’s new season.
He professed his excitement, saying: “We have millions and millions of supporters – Liverpool is more than a club.
“It’s a dream come true. I’m happy and glad to be here; I’m proud and can’t wait to start.
“I’m most looking forward to Anfield, of course.
“I played there last season in front of the crowd singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’. That is something very special for every player, every sportsman and every fan. I can’t wait to get started.”
The move for the defender is expected to cost the club £20 million, with Liverpool having bowed to Southampton’s demands in order to get their man. The spending at the Merseyside club is expected to continue, despite the recent news that Loic Remy’s move has collapsed after he failed a medical on Sunday.