Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said on Friday he is reluctant to sell out-of-favour defender Dejan Lovren, and complained that other clubs in Europe can continue to bring in players, while Premier League sides such as his cannot.
Lovren is Liverpool’s fourth-choice central defender and is yet to play a minute of competitive football this season for his side, who visit Burnley on Saturday looking to make it four wins out of four.
Although the Premier League transfer window shut three weeks ago, players can still leave to join clubs in other European leagues until their transfer window closes on September 2, and media reports have linked Lovren with a move to Italy’s AS Roma.
Speaking ahead of the trip to Burnley, Klopp said he does not discuss transfers in news conferences.
Yet when asked about Lovren’s situation, he said he needed a strong squad to help the team compete across five competitions.