Football Friends Online – When 90 Mins Is Not EnoughLucas Leiva set to leave Liverpool in the January transfer Window Lucas Leiva set to leave Liverpool in the January transfer Window

ALMOST DONE: Liverpool star set for January transfer

Brazilian Midfielder Lucas Leiva is almost certain to leave Liverpool in the upcoming January transfer window. According to reports in English Media Outlet DAILY EXPRESS, Lucas has grown tired over repeated snubs by manager Brendan Rodgers. The central defensive midfielder has hardly played for the Reds this season and has admitted that he wants to leave Anfield to seek more game time on the pitch.


Lucas has started only two Premier League games this season but has clearly mentioned that he wants to play regularly. However, that is hard to come by as Rodgers prefers Joe Allen, despite the Welshman’s poor form. In the summer Italian side Napoli now coached by former Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez had expressed an interest to sign him. But there weren’t any significant bids, thus the move fell off.

In a recent interview Lucas said, “Last summer there were contacts with Napoli, but we couldn’t reach a satisfactory agreement. It’s true that Benitez has always shown great confidence in me. I’m not talking to anyone until now because I’m still under contract, but since I do not play, I’ll have to look around because I want to play.”

Lucas’ decline at Liverpool has been down to several factors. His injuries have been frequent while under Rodgers, he has never won the confidence of the manager. Lucas is also down the pecking order with Jordan Henderson, Joe Allen and new signing Emre Can all ahead of him. With captain Steven Gerrard now playing the deeper role in front of the defense, Lucas’ career surely looks away from Merseyside.