- Dejan Lovren has joined Russian side Zenit St, Petersburg
- The 31-year-old recently won the Premier League with Liverpool
- The Croatian center-back was previously linked with a move top Roma
Dejan Lovren has left Liverpool to sign for Russian side Zenit St, Petersburg after spending six years at Anfield.
The 31-year-old signed a three-year deal for a fee in the region of £11million after helping the Reds win the Premier League and the Champions League in the previous season.
Lovren could only appear in Jurgen Klopp's side in ten league games at the just concluded 2019-20 season.
Liverpool released an official statement regarding Lovren's departure: "Lovren departs Anfield having played an important role in last season’s Champions League triumph and as part of the squad that has collected UEFA Super Cup, FIFA Club World Cup and Premier League honours during 2019-20.
"Everybody at Liverpool Football Club would like to thank Dejan for his contribution over the years and wish him all the very best in his new challenge."
The Croatian defender got offers from two Premier League teams as well as Serie A club Roma, but he chose to move to the eastern part of Europe.
He has now made his move to Zenit's official as he announced on the club's website: "I am happy and proud to join Zenit. I would like to thank Sergei Semak and Alexander Medvedev for making this move happen.
"I’m looking forward to the fans returning to the stadiums in full, and not just ten percent or at half capacity, but completely full. For my part, I will play and my hard work in training. I know that it will not be easy, but I will give all my energy and strength to this."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Mohamed Salah has dropped a hint that his future is uncertain at Anfield despite helping Liverpool win the Premier League title.
The Reds were officially crowned champions of England after waiting for 30 years as they celebrated their triumph in their last home game against Chelsea.
But fans will be disappointed in Salah's recent comments failing to rule out a move away from the Merseyside club.