Date: 15th February 2017 at 8:28pm
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By Matt Farr

Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has been left at home as the Reds jetted off to their training camp in La Manga on Wednesday, according to a report.

The Mirror report that the 27-year-old was not part of Jurgen Klopp’s 25-man party to travel to Spain, as he aims to step up his recovery from injury.

Lovren has not featured for Liverpool since the 1-1 draw with Chelsea on January 31, missing their last two matches with a knee injury.

The Croatia international is set to continue his treatment at the club’s Melwood training ground, with Liverpool not in action again until February 27.

Liverpool have been left short of defensive options in his absence, with experienced Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva filling in at centre-back against Hull and Tottenham.

Klopp is planning to the use the trip as a chance for his side to regroup after a poor start to 2017.

Since the new year, Liverpool have won just two of their 11 games in all competitions, a run of form that has seen the eliminated from both the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup, and fall 11 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

The Reds chief saw his side beaten by relegation candidates Hull and Swansea, as well as Championship side Wolves. They were also held to draws by Plymouth and Sunderland.

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