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'Players will need to recover mentally from the pandemic': Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren opens up on lockdown struggles and reveals he has lost weight from individual training Dejan Lovren says it's been a mental battle to remain focused during lockdown  The Liverpool defender has been training on his own to maintain fitness levels  The Croatian said he has lost weight on his legs because of the change in regime  He insisted UEFA need to ensure players are not burnt out when football returns Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

By Zoran Milosavljevic, Reuters

Published: 10:43 BST, 2 May 2020 | Updated: 11:13 BST, 2 May 2020

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Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has opened up on the mental battles players face during the coronavirus lockdown.

The centre-back is trying to remain focused on the Premier League title race while maintain his physical fitness in time for the resumption of the football calendar.   

'It hasn't been easy as we have been locked up in our homes for 46 days now,' the Croatia international told Saturday's online edition of Sportske Novisti, the Balkan nation's leading sports daily. 

Dejan Lovren says staying focused on the Premier League title race has been a mental battle

Dejan Lovren says staying focused on the Premier League title race has been a mental battle

'The psychological aspect is the most difficult to overcome. I work out on my own as much as I can, I kick the ball around a bit with my son on our lawn, but training with the team is totally different.' 

The league, which has been suspended since March 9, remains in limbo and unable to take any steps until any government decision next week on possible changes to lockdown restrictions.

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