Dejan Lovren has talked about the reasons behind his departure from Liverpool.
after six seasons, and he insists that he has no regrets for leaving the club that he won a Champions League and a Premier League title.
Lovren played only ten games for the Reds last season before moving to Zenit St Petersburg, but he could have more chances to play if he had stayed, considering the number of injuries that the Reds faced this season.
“I don’t regret anything,”
Lovren told TheAthletic
, adding that Liverpool's spate of defensive injuries this season haven't made him question his decision to leave.
“When I took my decision, it was the right thing to do at that moment with that state of mind.”
The experienced Croatian defender admits that leaving the club after six seasons was hard on him, but he insists that facing new challenges at Zenit was a good decision.
“It was difficult because I had a life there with the kids going to school,
“My wife and I had our daily habits. And when you have friends like with me and [Mohamed] Salah, of course, you’re disappointed you are leaving.
"But you understand that it’s part of football. In a football career, you are bound to change clubs at times. I accepted it. I moved on quite quickly because I was straightaway focused on my next challenge with Zenit.
“I still watch the Liverpool games when I have the time and also the Spanish, German and French leagues too. In every league I have international team-mates or players I have played with.
"Of course, I still love Liverpool and want to see them do well. I’ve been talking with (Xherdan) Shaqiri a bit. The captain Jordan Henderson, we message, and with Gini (Wijnaldum) too. But Salah is in first place!"