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‘World’s greatest centre-back’ Lovren declares fitness for West Ham clash

Liverpool centre-back Dejan Lovren has declared himself fit ahead of his sides Premier League opener against West Ham on Sunday 11 August.

Lovren caused quite the stir when he declared himself as one of the World’s best defenders after reaching the World Cup final with his Country Croatia.

The 29-year-old has only returned to the Reds’ Melwood training base in recent days after an extended holiday, but he has given Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp a major fitness boost insisting he is ready to go ahead of Sunday’s game at Anfield.

“I could even play half an hour now!” he told LFCTV.

“But let’s go step by step. Let’s do the preparation and we will see what will happen on Sunday.

“After the Champions League final, it was hard for me mentally to accept the defeat. Then I came to the national side and straight to the World Cup; it was quite difficult for me.

“I got a break of three weeks and I’m now ready and fit again, and full of desire to win many games here and hopefully we can win a couple of trophies.”

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