Lovren helps Zenit triumph in Russian Super Cup on his debut

‘First game, first title’: Dejan Lovren picks up where he left off as former Liverpool defender helps new club Zenit St Petersburg to Russian Super Cup glory on his debut

  • Dejan Lovren made his debut for Russian side Zenit St Petersburg on Friday 
  • The defender moved from Premier League champions Liverpool for £10m 
  • Lovren’s first game couldn’t have gone better, lifting the Russian Super Cup
  • Zenit beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1, sealing Lovren’s second silverware of 2020 

Dejan Lovren has added more silverware to his 2020 season, winning the Russian Super Cup final on his debut for Zenit St Petersburg.  

The defender left Liverpool after six years on Merseyside this summer, jetting off to Russia with a Premier League winner’s medal around his neck. 

The £10m signing was thrown straight into the deep end on Friday, starting at the back as Zenit secured glory with a 2-1 victory over Lokomotiv Moscow.  

Dejan Lovren secured the Russian Super Cup on his Zenit St Petersburg debut on Friday 

The ex-Liverpool star shared the triumph online as old team-mates sent congratulations

Lovren left Liverpool this summer for a £10m fee after securing the Premier League title 

Lovren shared his delight on social media by posting a picture with the trophy, attaching the caption ‘First game, first title. Well done boys.’ 

Former Reds team-mates Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino commented their congratulations on Instagram, with the Brazilian forward writing ‘brate’, which is Russian for ‘brother’.   

Lovren’s trophy cabinet is rapidly expanding, boasting the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, French Cup with Lyon and two Croatian titles with Dinamo Zagreb. 

Lovren spent six years with the Reds before falling out of the line-up under Jurgen Klopp

The 31-year-old made 185 appearances for Liverpool after joining from Southampton in 2014, but is likely best remembered by Premier League fans for claiming he was ‘one of the best centre-backs in the world’ back in 2018. 

Lovren was ridiculed for the statement but left England with the last laugh after securing the title under Jurgen Klopp, having had his starting spot wrestled away by Virgil van Dijk.   

Zenit were as dominant as Liverpool in their 2019-20 league campaign, finishing top of the Russian Premier League with a 15-point gap to second-placed Moscow while the Reds finished 18-points clear of Manchester City.   

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