‘I miss you a lot, I love you so much – thank you for everything you did for me’: Mohamed Salah gives emotional goodbye to ‘great friend’ Dejan Lovren as defender leaves Liverpool to join Zenit St Petersburg in £11m deal
- Liverpool star Mohamed Salah gave an emotional goodbye to Dejan Lovren
- The defender has left the Reds to join Zenit St Petersburg in an £11m deal
- Salah thanked his former team-mate for helping him on and off the pitch
- The Croat made 185 appearances for the Reds during a six-year spell
Mohamed Salah gave an emotional goodbye to his ‘great friend’ Dejan Lovren after Liverpool confirmed the defender had sealed a permanent move to Zenit St Petersburg.
Salah and Lovren built up a strong friendship during their time at Anfield with the Egyptian joining the club three years after the centre-back had arrived from Southampton in 2014.
In a video posted by the club’s Twitter account, Salah gave an emotional farewell.
Liverpool have confirmed Dejan Lovren (left) has joined Zenit St Petersburg
The pair built up a strong friendship after the Egyptian joined the Reds from Roma in 2017
He said: ‘I don’t know how to say my friend, you don’t know my feeling right now but we’re really gonna miss you a lot, especially me.
‘You’ve been an unbelievable player and great friend for me.
‘We’re gonna miss you a lot, I miss you a lot, I love you so much.
The winger thanked the defender for everything he had done for him on and off the pitch
‘You’ve been fantastic outside the field and inside the field so thank you for everything you did for the club. Thank you for everything you did for me.
‘I wish you all the best in the future, I wish you a great career as well and to enjoy the new club with your family. Thank you very much and see you soon.’
The defender made 185 appearances in a six-year spell at Anfield, playing an important role in the Reds’ Champions League victory in 2019 and helping secure the Premier League title this season.
He has signed a three-year deal with the Russian Premier League side, who ended their season as champions.
Lovren made 185 appearances, winning both the Champions League and Premier League