Ahead of a tasty looking home game against Stoke City this evening Liverpool are rumoured to be prepared to allow Lucas Leiva to leave on loan for the rest of the season.
British media outlet, The Guardian, reports:
Liverpool prepared to let Lucas Leiva join Internazionale on loan
• Serie A club have inquired about Brazilian midfielder
The 29-year-old Brazilian has been an absolute stalwart for Liverpool and is in his tenth season at the club.
He’s played 324 times for Liverpool and scored six goals as well as representing Brazil on 24 occasions since his debut in 2007.
But he’s been marginalised so far this season and only made three starts in the Premier League since August.
TFF believes that, unless another player is brought in that Liverpool might be playing a risky game to let him go.
Lucas can also play at centre back and Liverpool don’t have a huge amount of cover in the centre of defence or midfield.
Marko Grujic is due back any time and Emre Can is also desperate for more minutes when fit. But Liverpool don’t want to be down to bare bones if they get a few injuries towards the business end of the season.
It seems to us that Lucas would be the perfect, experienced squad player to be on hand if needed in what could be a historic season for the club.
Liverpool fans: would it be unwise to let the Brazilian leave at such a crucial stage of the season?