Southampton's Ronald Koeman unhappy with Dejan Lovren revealing Liverpool desire

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman says that Dejan Lovren was wrong to publicly announce his desire to join Liverpool, but wants to keep the defender.

Southampton manager Ronald Koeman has insisted that he wants to keep hold of Dejan Lovren, and is unhappy with the defender's conduct regarding his desire to sign for Liverpool.

The Croatia international recently criticised the club for failing to sanction a move to Liverpool after the Reds reportedly lodged a £20m bid for the player.

"We have to do and Les Reed has to do what is the best for the club," the Daily Echo quotes Koeman as saying.

"He has a contract, he has to come back this Sunday but I don't know what will happen after this. It's football, there a lot of movements, but first of all we like to keep all that information in the club and not the press and that was not good on his side."

Reports had initially claimed that Lovren was planning on refusing to return to the club for pre-season training.

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