That’s right, you’ve read it right, it seems we will be parting ways with the club’s longest servant Lucas Leiva, after 10 years.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) July 14, 2017
The Brazilian started his career as an attacking midfielder but arrived at Liverpool under Rafa Benitez as a box-to-box player, only to be transferred to the centre-back role by Jurgen Klopp.
Not only has he played various parts in the team, but he also extremely divided the fanbase regarding his quality and the need for his presence in the team. Regardless of anyone’s view, it will be weird not having Lucas around. His “adopted Scouser” status tells a story of its own when it comes to his likability as a person, a character.
Should he agree personal terms, pass the medical at Lazio and leave, his decision will certainly be understood and respected.
Here’s one to you, Luke.