Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern are absolutely devastated at the prospect of Lucas Leiva leaving the club this summer.
The Brazilian midfielder first arrived in 2007 and has gone on to make 344 appearances for the Reds. While his style of play restricted how many goals he scored, Lucas did manage to bag seven goals all of which will definitely long live in the memory of the punters at the bar.
He managed 31 games last season but due to a threat of reduced playing time next season the 30-year-old has deemed it necessary to seek first-team football elsewhere.
He hasn’t played for Brazil since 2013 so his chances of claiming a spot in his nation’s World Cup squad for next summer are admittedly slim, but to give himself the best chance of a return to the set-up he needs to be playing every week, something which wasn’t guaranteed at Liverpool.
His reported departure to Lazio, according to Gianluca DiMarzio, is likely to set the Serie A club back £5 million.
It’s safe to say Liverpool fans are absolutely gutted about his exit. Here’s what a few of them had to say on Twitter:
— Dex (@LFCEskimo) July 14, 2017
— itsramiyabish (@RamiAlomran) July 14, 2017
— polly (@mad4lfc) July 14, 2017
— LFC Round Up (@LFCroundup) July 14, 2017
— Bipin Ateliers (@BipinAteliers) July 14, 2017
Very sad that @LucasLeiva87 is on his way. Lad came from Brazil with no English, booed by the Klop.. to being loved by all.. LEGEND ❤️
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) July 14, 2017
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) July 14, 2017
— fivetimesclub (@fivetimesclub) July 14, 2017
— King Kenny Stand (@KingKennyStand) July 14, 2017
Looks like it's finally over for @LucasLeiva87…
10 years a Red.
Good luck for the future.
Goodbye old friend.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) July 14, 2017
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