Nabil Fekir thrives in Spain after disappointment in Liverpool as future Dejan Lovren index falls

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Dejan Lovren alludes to Anfield’s stay in 2020-21

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has hinted that he could stay at the club next season, despite his connection to a Serie A stint.

The Croatian international was linked to AS Roma less than 12 months ago and has only played seven Premier League games in 2019-2020.

But he said in a recent interview the importance of maintaining a balance between youth and the team’s experience for “many years to come.”

Another name linked to Anfield’s release is Xherdan Shaqiri, his agent brother Erdin confirming that he expects renewed interest in the transfer to him this summer.

However, with its value potentially rising from £ 25m to £ 12m in recent weeks, Jurgen Klopp has a decision to make on the Swiss international.

Former Reds target Nabil Fekir’s love life at Real Betis

French international Nabil Fekir was strongly linked to a significant transfer of money from Lyon to Anfield before the 2018-19 season.

Concerns over a lingering knee injury ultimately deterred the Reds from making an offer, although he would have designated him as Philippe Coutinho’s replacement.

But Liverpool’s concerns have not deterred Real Betis from making a move of 20 million euros in June 2019, Fekir scoring seven goals in 21 La Liga starts in 2019-2020.

However, French football expert Tom Williams told the Echo’s Blood Red podcast that the club made the right choice on Fekir due to its lack of adaptability to play in a high-energy Klopp team.

Academy chief hails Curtis Jones first team progress

Liverpool Academy director Alex Inglethorpe congratulated rising star Curtis Jones for his praise, the 19-year-old having a solid breakout season in 2019-20.

Klopp gave Jones a Premier League debut at Bournemouth in December 2019, before a man scored in the match in the FA Cup 1-0 third-round victory over Everton.

The England youth international has remained with the first team since the start of 2020, and Inglethorpe congratulated him on taking his great chance.

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“The manager has been courageous with the confidence he has placed in the young players, and they are making their mark.

“Curtis evolves into the player he wants to be and adds important numbers to his game.

“If you ever thought there was someone who would thrive on the big stage, it would be him. “

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