Lucas Leiva is no longer a first-team regular at Liverpool and he was subjected to major transfer rumours back in the summer.
The midfielder has opened up on the events leading up to his stay at Anfield. He says that Liverpool did not allow him to leave in the summer, and that he has grown to accept the decision. Lucas has featured in a couple of matches of late, but he is widely expected to leave either in January or in the upcoming summer transfer window provided Liverpool find a replacement. Signed by Rafa Benitez, it is a major surprise that Lucas has managed to stay at Anfield for such a long period given his struggles early on in his Liverpool career.