FORMER Saints defender Dejan Lovren has completed a £10.9million move to Zenit St Petersburg from Liverpool.

The 31-year-old has ended six seasons at Anfield having made just 15 appearances this term, falling to fourth-choice centre-back in the pecking order behind Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

Lovren began his career at Dinamo Zagreb before moving to Olympique Lyonnais in January 2010.

He spent three-and-a-half seasons with the Ligue 1 team and won the 2012 Coupe de France before he signed for Southampton in 2013.

After one season with Southampton, he joined Liverpool for £20 million. 

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Lovren, who was troubled with niggling injuries over the last two years, was set to enter the final year of his contract but Liverpool chose not to take up an option they had for a 12-month extension to allow the Croatian to join the Russian side.

“Another Liverpool legend who leaves the club, because he was absolutely a very, very important part of this team from the first day since I was in,” manager Jurgen Klopp told

“When he was fit, he was very, very, very often in the team. A great player and a great person.

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“Really good, in the air a machine, and I really liked working together with him. It will be interesting to follow Zenit St Petersburg now. I wish him the best of luck.”