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LIVERPOOL LIKELY TO OFFLOAD LUCAS

The Reds would likely offload Brazilian Lucas Leiva this summer, according to latest reports. The player was already set to move to Turkey last season to join league leaders, Besiktas on loan in August but former coach Brendan Rodgers changed his mind in the eleventh hour.

Current coach Jurgen Klopp gave the player a lot of opportunities in the last campaign with the defensive midfielder

The German tactician has been at the club for less than a year but the positive changes at the club are evident, leading the team to two finals already. Klopp helped the clubs regain the support of the fans who were already tired of the let-down after several failed seasons. Despite battling with a season that was injury-laden for his key players and hectic fixture list, he performed well overall.

There were defensive lapses that were exploited by opponents and he would be keen to put that right ahead of next season. They have already completed the deal for Schalke 04 defender Joel Matip. Klopp is also interested in signing Left Back Ben Chilwell from Leicester City who is on loan with Huddersfield.

Klopp also wants to add Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud. As these players are coming in, others would need to make space. The Mirror already reports that Liverpool are already set to listen to offers for Leiva this summer. Martin Skrtel and Christian Benteke are also rumoured to be on their way out.