Lucas uncertain over Liverpool future

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas has admitted his future at the club is in doubt following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp last season.

The 29-year-old could be part of Klopp's major squad overhaul this summer, and the Mirror has reported that Besiktas are interested in signing the midfielder.

The Turkish side had agreed to sign Lucas on loan in August last year, only to have Liverpool's then manager Brendan Rodgers cancel the deal at the last minute.


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The Brazilian, who has been at Anfield for nine years, has expressed his uncertainty over his future to Radio Joven Pan in his native country. The Mirror reports him telling the radio station:

"There have been some changes last season, with the coaching change.

"I still do not know exactly what will be my role within the group, but I am returning on Thursday to start the pre-season.

"It's the first transfer window in which Klopp will participate more actively in Liverpool, so I will get a better idea when I return."

The future is not looking any clearer for one of Lucas's teammates, Martin Skrtel.

Despite 17 years and 634 first team appearances between them, it appears that Klopp is willing to let two of his most senior players move on this summer.

Liverpool have reportedly accepted a £5.5 million bid from Fenerbahce for the Slovakian defender, meaning both players could soon be in Turkey, facing off on opposite sides.

Lucas himself has made 222 appearances for the Merseyside club, scoring just once during his nine seasons at Liverpool. However, the Brazilian picked up a long-term injury in 2011 that halted his progress and has struggled to fulfil his true potential since.

At the age of 29, Lucas still has something to offer the Turkish Champions, who unlike Liverpool, have qualified for the Champions League this season.

If he does move on from Anfield, fans will be hoping he spends at least a few more years at the top of his game before winding down his professional career.

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