The inevitable arrival of new faces in this summer’s transfer window promises a mass exodus of players as a consequence.
Though the future of certain individuals already looks to lie elsewhere, there remains to be question marks over players who simply continue to make a case for the club keeping hold of them.
Lucas Leiva is one man who has been strongly tipped to leave at times this season yet, not for the first time, Liverpool fans just can’t seem to buy into the idea of selling such an experienced figure and remarkable servant to this club.
The Brazilian was outstanding in Sunday’s 1-0 win over West Brom, demonstrating the kind of aggression, leadership and energy in midfield that has seen him become a fan favourite over the past 10 years.
There may not be a regular starting spot for him next season but there will certainly be an important role for him to play, especially if Liverpool do qualify for the Champions League.
Reds have taken to social media to praise him for his performance at the Hawthorns over the weekend.
— Mehmet ? (@Scouse_Memo95) April 17, 2017
— Paul (@Mansfield11YNWA) April 17, 2017
— Paul Flattery (@PaulFlattery) April 17, 2017
Also adding my voice to those that want Lucas Leiva to stay. 10 years he gave to this club. Keep him for his leadership skills. #LFC
— Moby LFC ? (@MobyHaque) April 17, 2017
Really hope @LucasLeiva87 stays at Liverpool for at least another season, professional and never lets us down, top top player YNWA
— RedHawk (@hawkslfc) April 16, 2017
— Yan Brah (@YanBran2) April 16, 2017
@LucasLeiva87 another good game today keep up the good work mate . Really hope your still with us next season
— Antricko123 (@ricko_anthony) April 16, 2017
@LucasLeiva87 you where immense today well done mate ?sign a new contract asap
— Damien (@Lfc1637) April 16, 2017
— LadySG (@LadySG) April 16, 2017
— PLFP (@drunkenmasta888) April 16, 2017
Absolutely love @LucasLeiva87 you know. I hope he stays around next season, important to have players of his experience and class around.
— Dean Griffiths (@deangriffiths) April 16, 2017