For what seems like the 105th consecutive transfer window, Lucas Leiva has been just seconds away from departing the club only to pull back from the brink.
If the rest pans out as usual, we’ll see him turn in a few splendid performances in autumn, face winter on the sidelines with an injury, and struggle to regain his early-season form when he’s fit again in spring.
Yes, you can call us cynical!
Reds fans around the world have been having their say on a day of dramatic twists and turns, as Lucas was given a 24-hour deadline to make up his mind only for Galatasaray to announce they were pursuing other targets.
Here’s the best and worst of the Twitter reaction:
If true, think i’m learning to read Klopp better. Had a feeling he was less keen on a Lucas exit right now. I agree https://t.co/wc1GgLxpkW
— Geoffrey Hayes (@Events_Geoffrey) August 10, 2016
Lucas got 99 lives at #LIVERPOOL SIGH
— IL (@philcoforde) August 10, 2016
Liverpool been trying to get rid of Lucas for the past 8 years but eventually fail this man is really using a strong muti
— Janaire (@BecksJan) August 10, 2016
@LivEchoLFC he is too good to sit on the bench another season
— chris dyce (@AverySmugleaf) August 10, 2016
Kinda happy Lucas might not be leaving Liverpool
— Divock OriGrujic (@saphira_ahmed) August 10, 2016
We won’t get Dahoud. We won’t get Parades. Lucas will retire at Liverpool. We are cursed.
— Sherlin (@SherlinLFC) August 10, 2016
Liverpool need to bin Lucas ASAP, mans a btec version of Flamini
— Harry (@OzilSupply) August 10, 2016
Lucas Leiva of Liverpool and John Obi Mikel of Chelsea are those players that no fan fancy them around their football clubs.
— Mithrandir Nikolaj (@NerdCage9) August 10, 2016
If.. if, Liverpool sell Benteke and Lucas, and can get a left back, that’s a great window. If they can somehow manage Dahoud, it’s unreal.
— JM (@ThisMerv) August 10, 2016
Lool love Lucas but I felt this summer he had to go. He’s had so many lives at Liverpool
— Rodeci (@DelboyAnd) August 10, 2016