News broke today that Liverpool have put Lucas Leiva up for sale, with Brendan Rodgers and his coaching staff deciding that the Brazilian’s 6th choice in central midfield and surplus to requirements.
But fans were largely displeased after hearing that Lucas will be sold when Welshman Joe Allen will likely stay at the club.
Lucas is our longest serving player, and probably our only natural anchorman in the squad considering Emre Can has a tendency to drive forward.
We’d have to assume the decision to part with Lucas proves Can will be the primary choice in defensive midfield, unless we go back into the transfer market to secure a direct replacement – with Asier Illarramendi and William Carvalho mooted this morning.
Sad for Lucas. At points last season he was incredibly valuable. A bad deal unless Illarra comes in – but where would he play anyway? #LFC
— Jordan A Chamberlain (@Jordan_AC90) August 11, 2015
Not a fan of loaning Lucas, if we wants to leave we should sell him and get some money in for him whilst we still can.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) August 11, 2015
Why are we not selling Joe Allen !… Would rather keep Lucas
— Reza (@rezasharkyjosep) August 11, 2015
Lucas’ finest acheivement in an 8 year career at Liverpool is undoubtedly wearing a full Air Max tracksuit that time I saw him in TESCO.
— Daniel Sandison (@DanielSandison) August 11, 2015
— Liverpool FC (@LFCblogster) August 11, 2015
— Philip Metzger (@philmetz4) August 11, 2015
@empireofthekop just shows the managers eye for a player is a joke. Allen above Lucas is quite surreal really. Gutted if Lucas goes.
— Kully Aytan (@kully03aytan) August 11, 2015
You know what I would much rather we had Shelvey over both Lucas and Allen.
— Anfield Chat (@TheAnfieldChat) August 8, 2015
If your head’s went over Lucas it’s sly on you. He’s behind Allen and Can and if he has anything about him he’ll want to go and play.
— Anthony (@BanthonyO) August 11, 2015
Between Allen and Lucas I’d prefer Lucas. Better DM in my opinion and we already have hendo and milner in the Centre.
— Peter Parker (@RowenB_) August 11, 2015
Give me lucas over brendans pet allen any day.
— liverpool fc (@lfc_76) August 11, 2015
Bigger picture, if you were to ask us: who among Joe Allen and Lucas Leiva is of more importance to the squad? It’d be Lucas every time.
— Liverpool FC 360 (@LFC_360) August 10, 2015