It appears that Lucas Leiva has played his last game for Liverpool with Inter Milan looking to take advantage of the recent spat between Brendan Rodgers and the Brazilian midfielder.
Lucas has seen his chances at Anfield seriously lacking in the last couple of seasons under Rodgers. With Emre Can looking likely to fill the defensive midfield role, this season it appears that it's the Anfield exit for Lucas.
Lucas arrived at Liverpool in 2007 in a £5 million deal from Brazilian side Gremio. In that time, he has played 24 times for Brazil and won just a single major trophy with the reds, the 2012 League Cup. Inter are hoping to tie up a loan deal and will pair Lucas with new arrival Geoffrey Kondogbia in Roberto Mancini's new midfield.
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At this time, it's not expected that Liverpool will replace Lucas, but instead look to players already within the ranks to fill his spot in the squad.
They're already struggling to fit Coutinho, Firmino, Milner, Henderson, Ibe, Markovic, Lallana, Can and even Joe Allen into a midfield behind Benteke and Sturridge. This simply leave Lucas with no chance of getting into the team.
The 28-year-old has played for Liverpool 275 times and scored just six goals, only one of which was in the Premier League. In his time at Liverpool, Lucas has split opinion of the Kopites but has earned his place as a fan favourite, and it appears Liverpool fans are not happy with Brendan Rodgers for letting one of their longest serving players leave.
With Lucas, Borini, Balotelli and maybe more heading for the Anfield exit, perhaps there might be one more arrival before deadline day. Time will tell.