Lucas: Liverpool future is still in the air

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says he will open talks with the club regarding his future when the season comes to an end. I feel I have many years that I can still play at the top level.

However, the Liverpool source told ESPN FC that the club have no interest in the England global and that the speculation is "completely fictitious", with manager Jurgen Klopp rating Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius as better goalkeepers.

'Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but that happens with everyone.

"There is no doubt about my commitment to Liverpool, I just need to wait until the end of the season, work hard and make a decision together with the club", he said, as reported by The Telegraph.

Italian giant Inter Milan is reportedly one of the clubs interested in signing Lucas should he leave Anfield, having made an attempt to sign him in January. "I would love to give the answer 100 per cent but unfortunately I can't".

However Klopp is fully aware his position will come under scrutiny unless he can deliver silverware, adding: "If I fulfil my contract with Liverpool then there is a good chance I will have won something here".

Liverpool sit third in the table with 66 points from 33 games, holding a six-point lead over fifth-placed Manchester United, although Jose Mourinho's men have two games in hand. The opportunity I have been given I think I have helped and I hope I can help in the next five games.

Lucas, 30, has played an instrumental role under Jurgen Klopp this effort, making 19 Premier League appearances along with his versatility a key.

"I could be in an uncomfortable situation if we do not win anything".

While he went on to insist that his full focus is on helping Liverpool end the campaign in strong fashion and secure a top-four finish, more will likely be known about his future beyond that in the coming weeks.

"These two unbelievable guys, these two special players mean a lot for us", Lovren told the club's official website.

  • Julie Sanders