Dejan Lovren is eyeing up a consistent run in the Liverpool side – regardless of whether he’ll face fresh competition from Virgil van Dijk this season.
Asked about van Dijk, he said: “I can’t talk about that. I am just concentrating on Liverpool and my fitness. I think the biggest thing is to improve my fitness.
“It is pre-season but the most important thing is to be free of injuries. I want to be 100%.
“I just need some consistency. Last season something happened like an injury or illness and then it was two steps back and I needed a good run to be back in shape so I am preparing myself as best I can.
“I have said many times I am very proud Liverpool believe in me and they have given me a chance to work here. It is a pleasure to be with such a talented squad.”