It has been a summer of uncertainty as to how Liverpool’s midfield will shape up come the first game of the season.
It is a tough one to call as a number of big money summer signings must be squeezed into the lineup already containing Steven Gerrard, Raul Merieles, Christian Poulsen and Lucas Leiva.
Many had expected Christian Poulsen to be on his way out of Anfield’s gates early on in the summer but so far no move has materialised. Raul Meireles had a slow start to life in the red of Liverpool but came to life mid way through the season and Gerrard continues to be dogged by injuries. Yet of all the players in Liverpool’s packed midfield the Mirror claims will leave, they point to Liverpool’s 2010/2011 Fans Player of the Year Lucas Leiva.
The paper suggests Anderlecht anchor man Lucas Biglia is being lined up as a cut price replacement for the soon-to-be loaned out Leiva. Biglia, an Argentine international who featured recently in his nation’s penalty-kick defeat to Uruguay in the 2011 Copa America, has been impressing at Anderlecht for 5 seasons now and has been continually linked with a move to the Premier League. He represents the same style of player as Leiva does, with the only drawback being that he is not acclimatised to Premier League life.
Objectively speaking, if Kenny Dalglish needs to make room in his midfield for new signings, Lucas is perhaps not the right player to flog.
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