Liverpool’s Dejan Lovren hoping home comforts can help in race to get fit for Champions League match with Bayern

Liverpool's Dejan Lovren hoping home comforts can help in race to get fit for Champions League match with Bayern

Dejan Lovren, the Liverpool centre- half, has turned to a Croatia specialist for advice on his damaged hamstring in an effort to be fit for next week’s Champions League tie with Bayern Munich.

Jurgen Klopp has revealed he is planning for Lovren not being available. Liverpool are already without Virgil van Dijk (suspended) and Joe Gomez (fractured leg).

Lovren is not in Marbella with the rest of the Liverpool squad,  instead seeking specialist advice from a muscle-strengthening coach from his home country.

“He is not here because he can’t be part of training. We are back on Friday. From Saturday on, Dejan is back at Melwood and we will see,” Klopp said. “But, of course, we have to prepare it differently. If Dejan gives a sign on Monday and says, ‘I feel brilliant’, then we’d have to think anew. I don’t want to rule it out but I cannot really plan with it.

“In the moment, we prepare the game and in this preparation Dejan is not involved. We have to find other solutions.”

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