Rafa Benitez has been linked with a move for this veteran, who has now voiced his anger at recent events, which have led to many suggesting an exit could be on the cards!
Lyon’s inspirational captain Juninho has threatened his directors he could leave Stade Gerland this summer after seven seasons at the club.
The former Brazil international has won 12 trophies for Les Gones, but his time in the white shirt could be over.
The 33-year-old has explained he could move on if new signings in midfield Ederson and Jean Makoun stole his place in the starting XI.
Juninho played under Jacques Santini, Paul Le Guen, Gerard Houllier and Alain Perrin for OL, but the arrival of Claude Puel as manager does not seem to please him, as he would have preferred a policy of continuity.
“Things can happen until August 31,” Juninho told L’Equipe. “I’m not threatening anybody, but I could leave if this (his replacement in the starting line-up) happened.
“It’s not the ideal (solution),” he commented on the arrival of a new coach. “Puel is a much-respected coach. But I don’t like this way to work. We have to keep the continuity.
“I haven’t spoken to the president or to the coach yet.” (Setanta)
£3m-rated Juninho is thought by many to be one of, if not the, best free-kick takers around. He is also a damn good attacking midfielder who has become something of a Lyon legend, maybe this could be the right time for Rafa Benitez to make a move for the Brazilian? Do Liverpool fans think Juninho could do a good job at Anfield or is he too old?