The manager has put his trust in the midfielder.
Lucas Leiva will not be leaving Liverpool for Inter Milan this January transfer window, at least not if manager Brendan Rodgers has his way.
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The Brazilian has been strongly linked with a departure from Anfield and Inter have emerged as the favourites to land the midfielder.
That is despite the fact that Lucas’ reintroduction back into the starting XI has coincided with an up turn in our form and Rodgers has clearly recognised the 28-year-old’s influence.
“No, he is not one that we would want to lose. At the end of the season everything is looked at again, but there is a good flow, players are starting to adapt, so I don’t need to disrupt them,” the Northern Irishman was quoted by the Times.
Last season a formation that utilised captain Steven Gerrard as a deeplying playmaker meant there was no room in the side for Lucas and the South American was understandably frustrated with the lack of game time.
However, with that having been changed to a 3-4-3 style and Gerrard operating in a more advanced role, the Brazil international has been used more and more in the side and our results suggest this should have happened far earlier.