ZAGREB: Liverpool’s Croat World Cup star Dejan Lovren, like Luka Modric, has reportedly been charged back home with perjury in the trial of former officials of  Dinamo Zagreb.

A prosecutors’ office statement did not name Lovren, in accordance with local regulations, said it had charged a 29-year old citizen and cited details from the testimony Lovren gave a year ago.

Lovren testified at the trial of a tax official and three former senior officials from Dinamo, including former chief executive Zdravko Mamic, regarding the date he signed additional clauses in his professional contract that regulated transfer fees.


State broadcaster HRT also reported that Lovren was the individual charged with the offence which carries a possible jail sentence of between six months and five years.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was charged in March with perjury in the same case.

The Dinamo officials, who denied wrongdoing, were charged with avoiding paying $1.92m in taxes and defrauding the club.

Lovren moved to Lyon from Dinamo in 2010, joined Southampton in 2013 and then signed for Liverpool a year later. He and Modric both represented Croatia in the World Cup, losing in the final to France.

Mamic fled to Bosnia and Herzegovina earlier this year before being sentenced to prison in Croatia.