Lucas Leiva Hoping for Liverpool Extension


March 26, 2011

With his contract to expire in 2012, Lucas Leiva hopes to extend his tenure with Liverpool.

According to ESPNsoccer, Lucas outlined his determination to stay at Anfield.

“I have no reasons to go and I hope the club see things the same,” he said. “It would be fantastic to play for Liverpool in the Champions League again and I don’t see why we can’t return.

“We have a squad that is united in its will and desire to return this club to where it belongs.”

The Brazilian international has started 31 of 35 games for Liverpool this season. He has with one goal, two assists and 20 shots. On top of that, the 24-year-old has seven yellow cards and one red card.

The Reds signed Lucas in 2007 when he was only 20 years old and the youngest recipient ever of the Bola de Ouro award for the best young player.

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