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​Lovren still watching Liverpool games: I love this club

Former Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren admits he still watches the club's matches.

The Croatian was at the Anfield club for six seasons, winning the Champions League and Premier League trophies during that time.

Lovren decided to move to Russia in the summer, after not playing as much last term.

"I don't regret anything," Lovren told The Athletic.

"When I took my decision, it was the right thing to do at that moment with that state of mind. I cannot say, 'Ah…'.

"It's like saying after the draw has already taken place, 'Why didn't you circle the correct lotto numbers?', as if you knew that was going to happen. It doesn't work like that."

On leaving Merseyside, Lovren added: "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!"

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