A Croatian court has dropped perjury charges against Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren this after the center-back was alleged to have provided false testimony in the trial of former Dinamo Zagreb director Zdravko Mamic in September 2017.
Mamic was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison for corruption last June, with a court ruling he had made illegal profits on player transfers but Lovren maintained his innocence throughout the case, releasing a statement via social media when he was charged.
"I want to say this to all, especially to my family, friends, supporters in my homeland, my club's fans in England, I am innocent.
"I didn't commit any criminal offense. I am proud of my life, every step of my life, everything that my family and I have created. No one can dirty that. No media, malicious people, nothing," Lovren posted on Instagram.
Lovren national teammate and Real Madrid's Ballon d'Or-winning midfielder Luka Modric was charged with perjury in relation to the same case but his charges were dropped last month.
Lovren and Modric were both key members of the Croatian national team that was losing finalist to France in the 2018 FIFA World Cup staged in Russia.