YOUNGSTERS GIVEN CHANCES
Luiz Felipe Scolari’s are going through an unbeaten streak as they have claimed consecutive triumphs victories against Japan, Mexico, Italy, Uruguay, Spain and South Africa as some of their latest fixtures of friendly matches and FIFA Confederations Cup.
Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva has not been featured in any of those matches as Scolari is taking more into consideration the younger players with Barcelona’s Neymar being one of the prominent figures which the team will be built around for the upcoming World Cup.
Lucas Leiva stated that the upcoming next few months will be crucial for him to prove everyone that he can indeed play alongside Neymar and the rest of the team but as each day passes it seems highly unlikely that he will be featured in Scolari’s 23 man list which he will be taking to Brazil to represent the country for the worldwide competition.
Another concern that is keeping Lucas Leiva away from being a consistent first team starter not only for Scolari’s squad but Brendan Rodgers as well is because of his series of injuries that have left him out of action for a number of matches.
The injuries that Lucas Leiva has been sustaining are now forcing Brendan Rodgers on looking for new players that can play in the centre of the midfield with Mohamed Diame and Ogenyi Onazi being possible targets.
Ogenyi Onazi is a 21 years old midfielder who plays for Lazio and he has already released confessions of him wanting to play in the Premier League and this might just be possible considering the fact that Liverpool and Everton both are interested in signing the Nigerian midfielder from Lazio.
“The Premier League in my future? I have always dreamed of being a professional footballer and here I am in Italy. Of course I would like to play in England, but we must keep our feet on the ground and worry about the present.” Onazi said.