Dejan Lovren
Dejan Lovren Reuters

Southampton defender Dejan Lovren is furious at his club for turning down a £20m bid from the Reds and claims his head is already at Liverpool.

The Croatian defender who has been linked with a move to the Reds all summer long is disappointed with the Saints for not only denying him his dream move but also for not telling him about the offer from the Anfield club.

The Merseyside club have already signed Rickie Lambert and Adam Lallana from Southampton. Lovren, who is currently on holiday post his World Cup duties with Croatia, feels the Saints could have doubled the fee that they paid for him last summer, if they allowed him to join Liverpool.

"Liverpool sent the offer and the club haven't informed me. Not even about the subsequent Liverpool bids. That wasn't right," Lovren said, as quoted by Goal

"I found out about the bid from other people which disappointed me and I realised I've got no business staying at Southampton."

"Liverpool sent a £20 million offer and [Southampton] paid £9m for me so they would've earned twice the amount."

"At this point, I don't know what I'll do and I don't like it. It was unbelievable that a few days ago I had an offer of £20m. It was in the morning and by the afternoon the club had said I was not for sale. Frankly, my head is already at Liverpool," The Croatian defender fumed.

However, he feels that Southampton have lost their ambitions to compete at the highest level after seeing manager Mauricio Pocettino depart to take over at Tottenham and a slew of the club's top players being sold to rival Premier League clubs.

"Look, I'd gladly stay in Southampton if the club had any ambitions, if they kept the key players. Not even the Liverpool bid would have dissuaded me [in that case]," the former Lyon defender added.

Lovren now feels that his chance to move to a historic club like Liverpool is gone, as they will never pay the £25m demanded by the Saints.

"Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. Only Real Madrid have as many fans around the world. The last time I played at Anfield, I got chills when I heard 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. I would like to listen to it all the time."

"[Southampton] are now looking for £25m but I don't think they'll get it," Lovren concluded.