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    pintsizedsaint wrote:
    costa gaz wrote:
    So that's our best defender gone, the best left back we've ever had, our best midfielder and our top scorer.
    More to follow next week.

    Q; How do replace someone as good as Lovren?
    A; You spend £20m on someone who has proven to be just as good.

    Will saints do that? No they will spend around £5m and hope for the best.
    Yes I am full of doom, but one by one even the the happiest of happy clappers must be beginning to realise that our side, which should have been improved from last season is in fact deteriorating week by week.

    101, HE Bob, osprey etc ..even you lot would find it difficult to find a positive out of what has happened in the last 2 months.
    Let's see what happens at the end of the season. If we're relegated then you're right. If we do well (top ten finish) then I hope people come onto this site and have the grace to admit they were wrong.

    Yes it's tough, but Lovren and AL didn't want to stay. They are replaceable. Any football player is replaceable. We've covered AL and SRL already. We already have players at Saints ready to replace Shaw. Hell - even if Spider-Man left we have Cork!

    Don't get me wrong I too would have preferred them to stay. But they didn't. We got top dollar for all of them which will be put back into the club. You can either trust the new management and get behind the players or spend your time writing doom and gloom on sites like this. I know which one I prefer!
    I personally do not think we will be relegated, there will still be 7/8 worse teams than us next season.
    But finishing in the top ten will be tough."
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Fee of £20m agreed between Southampton and Liverpool for Dejan Lovren

Lovren fee of £20m agreed between Saints and Liverpool

Lovren fee of £20m agreed between Saints and Liverpool

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Liverpool have agreed a fee believed to be in the region of £20m for Saints defender Dejan Lovren.

The Croatian centre half has long been angling for a move to Anfield, after the Premier League runner-ups' interest in him was revealed.

At one point, he even threatened to not return to Staplewood following the World Cup in a bid to force through the move to Liverpool.

Manger Ronald Koeman said last week that he was prepared to let Lovren go if the Reds met Saints' asking price, as he did not want players at Southampton who did not want to be there.

He will be the third Southampton player to swap the South Coast for the North West this summer, following in the footsteps of Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana.

In total, Liverpool have paid Saints around £49m for the three players, which is half of the total outlay Brendan Rodgers has put on seven new signings.

Lovren joined Saints from French side Lyon for a fee of £8.5m last summer.

It is understood he will undergo a medical tomorrow before finalising the move.

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