Liverpool dealt massive blow in race for 24-year-old ex-Juventus midfielder

May 18, 2018

Southampton midfielder and Liverpool summer target Mario Lemina has admitted that he is only focused on trying to keep Southampton in the Premier League rather than speculation regarding his next move.

The 24-year-old ace is currently nearing the end of his first season at St Mary’s but the future of the former Juventus midfielder remains unclear, with the south coast outfit sitting in the bottom three of the Premier League table.

However, despite suggestions that the Merseyside giants may be interested in his signature, Lemina wants to concentrate on ensuring that Southampton stay in the top flight.

The Gabon international is quoted by the Daily Echo as saying: “The club have given me everything to perform and I need to give back with all my heart to win the last three games.

“When you join a team I don’t think you can expect to try to fight to save yourself. We don’t talk about ourselves, we talk about the club and we just have to save the club.

“After everyone can make a decision to stay or leave. This is not my problem, my only problem is to win the last few games and save the team. We have to save the club because it deserves to stay in the Premier League.”

Mario Lemina has made 19 starts and five substitute outings in the Premier League.