Liverpool STAR considering exit: Is he trying to bluff Rafa?

This young midfield battler seems to be suggesting that a lack of first team opportunities may result in him looking to move.

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is considering an exit from Anfield in an effort to boost his chances of playing regularly in the yellow shirt of Brazil.

The midfielder, who captained his country’s Under-20 side and won an Olympic bronze medal at Beijing in 2008, has had an inconsistent season, and has failed to hold down a regular starting place in the Reds’ line-up, facing stiff competition for the midfield berths from Xabi Alonso and Javier Mascherano.

“I consider that I play a lot, but the internal competition is very high,” Setanta Sports News reports the player as telling Brazilian media. “The situation doesn’t worry me right now because my objective has always been to be playing in order to be back with the national team.

“Once the season is over I will see what the best option is for me. Everybody wants to be playing in the World Cup and I will push to have this chance.

“You have to play all the time if you want to be called up.” (

Yes Lucas has improved but he is still by no means good enough to start games for the Anfield side when no one else is injured. He should be happy for the pitch time he is getting which for a player of his age is fairly decent. If the idea is that he wants Rafa to in some way bow down to any demands he may have then he may find himself finding the exit he is intimating he might seek. Do Liverpool fans think that the Brazilian has much of a future at the club?

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