Lucas Unsure about His Future with Liverpool
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has reportedly requested midfielder Lucas Leiva to reconsider his decision to leave the club at the end of the campaign.
Lucas was widely expected to leave Liverpool last summer but it is believed that the club prevented him from departing. In doing so, he has been able to spend a decade at Liverpool. The 30-year-old has played in closed to 350 games for the club since moving from Gremio in 2007. The midfielder recently claimed that he still has the ability to offer several years of top level football, but the importance provided by the manager could be the key towards extending his stay at the club.
Lucas has played 26 games this season but only nine have been from the start in the Premier League. He has largely been found on the substitutes bench. Three of those nine appearances have come in the last few matches as a result of injuries to Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana.
Due to these aspects, Lucas is not sure how the future will play out especially with regard to his stay at Anfield. With his contract expiring in the summer, there is every possibility that he may decide to quality time at Anfield and decide on a return to Brazilian football. Lucas has also been linked with clubs in Italy and Spain.
“I would love to have the right answer, the 100 per cent answer I would say. I have got one more year left after this, but I think I need to just concentrate on the next five games.I have been here long enough and if the time comes for me to go somewhere else I think I will leave with the feeling that I did everything I could.I don’t really know what will happen. The last few games I have played I feel very good,” said Lucas about his future.