Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva confirms he could leave Anfield this January

January 11, 2017

Liverpool defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva has dropped a massive hint over his future at Anfield, as the Brazilian admitted that he could leave the Merseyside club in January because of a lack of playing time under the German manager Jurgen Klopp.

The experienced South American made 14 appearances for the Reds this season but he’s way down the pecking order in Liverpool’s midfield and has instead been used at centre-back in recent weeks.

Lucas has joined Liverpool back in 2007 but an appointment of Jurgen Klopp has seen his influence wane on Merseyside.

The 30-year-old Brazilian has no problem with Klopp and understands the German’s reasoning for benching him this term.

During his interview with The Telegraph, Lucas said: ‘The situation is not great. It is not something I want for my future – to not have many games – but at this moment I have to deal with this and try to find a solution when I have the chance.

‘I have to be professional, think about the team and see what is going to happen.

‘I don’t want this for my career, especially at my age. I’m not close to retiring and have many years ahead of me. Of course there are always rumours but today the best place for me to be is Liverpool. I cannot say about tomorrow.’ Added the Brazilian star.