12th July 2017
Becoming reacquainted with the ball in a match situation is an exciting prospect for Dejan Lovren ahead of Liverpool’s pre-season friendlies against Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic.
Tonight’s game at Prenton Park – which you can watch live on LFCTV and LFCTV GO – marks the beginning of a four-and-a-half week period that includes eight non-competitive fixtures prior to the Reds’ Premier League opener at Watford on August 12.
And Lovren, who reported back to Melwood last Saturday, is looking forward to returning to action following the summer break.
“It’s always good to play in the beginning against ‘smaller’ teams, just to [get a] feel of the ball, to feel the team, [see] how we react in some situations and how we breathe like a team,” the centre-back told Liverpoolfc.com.
“We did it quite well last season, we had a couple of really quite good games, but then it depends on every one of us so hopefully we’ll do [well] again. The most important thing is to not get injured.”
Jürgen Klopp’s side required a late Danny Ings winner to defeat Tranmere 1-0 when the teams met at the same time last year so Lovren, who featured for 45 minutes in that match, is expecting another tricky contest this time around.