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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva wanted by Besiktas

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva appears to have no future at Anfield, but there is no shortage of clubs interested in a move for the Brazilian.

Lucas, Liverpool's longest serving player, suffered an injury plagued campaign last season and has fallen down the pecking order on Merseyside as a consequence.

It was reported Juventus were in talks with Liverpool for the 28-year-old, and talkSPORT are now reporting, via EuroSport Turkey, that Besiktas are now interested in the defensive midfielder.

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IMMINENT DEPARTURE  

Brendan Rodgers has revealed he expects a number of the Anfield club's fringe players to leave before the end of the transfer window, but did not go as far as to say who those men were.

It widely expected Mario Balotelli, Fabio Borini and Jose Enrique are three of those players, and the Merseyside club are prepared to listen to offers for Lucas.

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LUCAS CAN HAVE A ROLE

The midfielder was left out of Liverpool's opening day win at Stoke City and is considering his options, but in my opinion Lucas should be afforded more playing time and could be a big part of Brendan Rodgers' squad this season.

The midfield partnership on the opening day was Jordan Henderson and James Milner, neither player is adept at sitting in front of the back four, both like to get forward and influence play in the final third.

Lucas does the dirty work exceptionally well, sitting in front of the back four and offering a platform the attacking options to express themselves.

Emre Can is a player who has a big future at Anfield and could be seen as an adequate replacement for Lucas, however the Brazilian has the experience and drive to be valuable in a young Liverpool side.

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