At the end of the season, Liverpool will hold talks with Daniel Sturridge and Lucas Leiva and decide whether both, one of neither of the long-serving duo will be at the club for 2017/18.
This is according to respected correspondent Paul Joyce in the Times.
Brazilian midfielder/defender Lucas has been at the club since 2007 and should be due a testimonial, although reports suggest we’re throwing him a party instead. He’s not been a regular under Jurgen Klopp this term, but as he seems of every season, has played a vital role late on and has been faultless since our Merseyside Derby win at the beginning of the month.
Lucas is terrific for the dressing room, versatile, and a very good player in big matches. We wouldn’t be abject to LFC renewing his terms at all.
Sturridge is a different case as the Englishman obviously deserves the first-team football Klopp is depriving him of. Sadly, he just doesn’t suit the manager’s stylistic demands and a parting would be best for both parties.
We hope the striker finds form and fitness elsewhere, but preferably abroad, so it doesn’t come back to haunt us!