Brazilian midfielder Lucas could be set to make a shock exit away from Anfield, after the arrival of midfield competition in Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam.
The Daily Star reports that the 24 year old, who was the Player of the Year for the Reds last season, is unwilling to sit on the bench this season and could move to gain regular first team football. Last season was one of Lucas’ best since his £6m move in 2007 and recently signed a new deal in March.
A source at the Kop said: ‘Lucas only signed a new deal in March and was voted Player of the Year by the fans. But the word is he is leaving and that will shock a lot of people, especially after he played so well last season.’
Reds manager Kenny Dalglish is desperate to offload some of his big name midfielders to balance the books at Anfield and Lucas could exit along with Italian midfielder Alberto Aquilani, Belgian Milan Jovanovic and Danish enforcer Christian Poulsen.
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Pacheco eyes exit.
The Norwich Evening News reports that Liverpool forward Dani Pacheco sees a future at newly promoted Norwich City. Pacheco spent time on loan at Carrow Road last season and after admitting things are not going the way he feels they should at Anfield, a move back could be an option.
Pacheco’s fondness of the Norwich fans has also been hinted by the 20 year old forward and after his six appearances for the Canaries towards the back end of last season, the Norwich faithful have warmed to the talents of the former Barcelona forward. The Spaniard is currently away with his under 20 national side for the World Cup campaign in Colombia, but is openly available to discuss a move back to Carrow Road.
‘I hoped for a lot more (at Liverpool); why should I deny it? I was told I was going to have opportunities; quite simply, if they don’t give me more opportunities, I am very clear I want to leave. Some day, I would like to return home. If it happens, it happens. I’ve become very fond of Norwich and their fans. It’s another option for the future and I’ll have to assess it’, Pacheco stated.
Suarez wants trophies.
Luis Suarez has targeted a trophy with Liverpool this season after his goalscoring exploits helped Uruguay win the Copa America, the Liverpool Echo reports.
The striker finished the tournament as the second top scorer and has now set his sights on winning the league title with the Reds. His minimum expectations will be a Champions League place and the 24 year old knows that the rest of the Liverpool squad are behind him with his views.
Suarez said: ‘When you play for a club like Liverpool, one of the biggest clubs in England, you’ve always got to have the aspiration of winning the title. You’ve got to believe with the quality we’ve got at this club that this can be a realistic possibility. But we know that there is a lot of competition and there are a lot of other teams with the same objective.’
Since his signing from Ajax in January for £22.8m, Suarez has made a welcoming impression on the Liverpool supporters and is looking to add a Premier League medal to his Copa America title.
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