Lucas Leiva: Reds longest serving player unsure of future – wants to stay in England


Lucas Leiva, the reds Brazilian midfielder, has admitted he is unsure of his Liverpool future as he prepares to return to pre-season training.

With almost a decade of service - he joined from Gremio in 2007 - the player has become a bit part player for the reds who has filled injury-sized holes in the Liverpool team.

He ended last season taking up positions in central defence when Mamadou Sakho was hit with a suspension over a failed doping test.

In an interview on Sunday with a radio station in his native Brazil he said:

“There have been some coaching changes at Liverpool last season.

“I still don't know exactly what my role will be within the group, but I am returning there on Thursday to start the pre-season.

“It is the first transfer window in which the new manager will be fully involved so I’ll get a better idea when I return.

“Whatever happens my idea always is to stay in Europe - especially in England. It is a very strong and good league to play in.”

Liverpool's first warm up of pre-season will be in 10 days time, and with Euro 16 players not due back till after this - then Lucas could well see himself involved in that game.

Marko Grujic and Joel Matip will be two new faces at Anfield - and the reds have so far batted away bids for Joe Allen from Swansea City.


One comment on “Lucas Leiva: Reds longest serving player unsure of future – wants to stay in England

  1. Really hoping a place is found for Lucas. Dedicated to the club and always give 100% even if limited. Plus his experience is needed around the club.

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