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Lucas Leiva, a Liverpool player for almost 10 years now, has been rumoured for Liverpool exit for many years now but he has always stuck to his guns and tried his hardest, both on and off the pitch, for his club and fellow players. Recently, a move away from Anfield seems to be the likeliest scenarios for the Brazilian as he may be surplus to requirements at Anfield, with Inter Milan rumoured to have agreed a deal in principle with Liverpool. The final decision would be with Lucas himself if he wanted to join or not.

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Lucas vs Inter Milan 2007

Lucas arrived on Merseyside in July of 2007 under Rafael Benitez from Gremio with a fee of £5mil. A defensive midfielder that was needed for Liverpool for a number of years and he seemed to fit in perfectly with some of the most impressive interception and tackle stats for a defensive midfielder with at least 5 per game. Not a prolific goalscorer but he never claimed to be such. A stunner against Havant & Waterlooville springs to mind which actually only turned out to be one of 6 goals he scored for Liverpool.

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Lucas celebrating against Havant & Waterlooville

If he was to leave, and the rumour seems to be set in stone based on Italian Journalists such as Tancredi Palmeri and Fabrizio Romano, would Lucas be a miss? On the pitch, maybe not so much as he does not get much game time anyway but off the pitch coul be an issue for Liverpool moving forward. A young Liverpool team that is full of pace but not much experience and Lucas is one of the most experienced players at the club. Maybe his leaving is one of the reasons that Steven Gerrard may take a role within the club but having Lucas in the club, if not to play, but to help his teammates mentally would be something that the club should be looking at implementing, in my humble opinion. Whatever the end result, wish Lucas the best whether that be with Liverpool  or elsewhere. YNWA

-YM