Steven Gerrard is a man who commands respect from all of those who enter the Transfer Tavern and a special place in the hearts of the local Liverpool fans.
So, comments from the 36-year-old in regards to a potential Anfield exit are likely to carry weight amongst the various Kopites who frequent our venue in their droves.
Over the past few weeks, Lucas Leiva has been linked with a move away from the club after falling down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp. The Brazilian, a stalwart on Merseyside, has recently been touted as a potential target for both Brighton and Celtic of late and many of our locals believe this could be the end of his decade-long stay.
Still, Gerrard – who will return to Melwood next season to become the coach of the U18s – believes the 30-year-old still has a big part to play at the club and told their official website he hopes he stays another season.
”Whatever they decide to do I wish them all the best”, said the former England skipper.
”Hopefully it’s still here, I’d like him to stay.
“I don’t make that decision, but for me there’s always a place for Lucas Leiva at Liverpool Football Club whether he stays or goes, and he’s always welcome to come back here. I’ve got a lot of time for him.”