According to BBC Football, Liverpool have given midfielder Lucas Leiva permission to talk to Lazio over a £5m move to Serie A.
The Brazil international has been with the Merseyside outfit for a decade but after being left out of the squad for the club’s pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic on Friday, he looks to be on his way out at Anfield.
The 30-year-old’s contract is due to run out next summer and Jurgen Klopp has obviously decided that he wants to cash in on the midfielder – who has made 346 appearances in all competitions – now rather than lose him for nothing next year.
Liverpool supporters were quick to have their say on the news via social media, and while many were sad to see Lucas leave after a decade at Anfield, some even believe that it is the wrong time to sell the Brazilian.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Really glad to be signing a Scot. Really sad to see Lucas leave. As you were #LFC
— Matt Richards (@mttrchrds) July 14, 2017
5m for Lucas is great,,he doesn’t get too much credit but has been a great servant to #lfc
— Rahim Javeri (@PseudoPARSI) July 14, 2017
Gonna miss Lucas being a red, fully embraced the club and what it means #LFC #Unluckeeeeee
— LIAM (@FilthyMalfested) July 14, 2017
Will be sorely missed 💔
— SmilingGini (@GiniSmiling) July 14, 2017
Looks like lucas on his way. Not the best player we’ve had but gave his all for the club,in a strange way he will be missed #lfc #ynwa
— lol (@lawrence_pink) July 14, 2017
What a great servant @LucasLeiva87 has been for @LFC and most defiantly the wrong time to sell him! Sad times 😔 #LFC #YNWA #lucas
— Rhodri Glyn (@rhodrimogz) July 14, 2017
Gutted. #Lucas #LFC
— Karim Saad (@Kariim555) July 14, 2017
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