Liverpool’s Brazilian midfield enforcer Lucas Leiva has revealed he wants to sing a new deal at Anfield, and feels he has done enough to deserve a new deal.
Lucas, who is a Brazilian international, will have one year left on his contract after this season and wants to start discussions on a contract extension.
Roy Hodgson tried to sell the player in the summer, but Lucas has improved this year and is now a key part of new boss Kenny Dalglish’s plans.
24 year-old Lucas is aware that new owners, the Fenway Sports Group, and boss Dalglish will want to make some summer changes, but Lucas wants to stay and be part of the new Liverpool side.
“Always in the summer a few players will go and a few players will come, so we have to wait and see. We want to finish this season well.
“I hope to be one of those that stays in the summer. Why not? I still have one year left on my contract after this season so I have a commitment with the club, and I’m doing everything to show I am capable to be here.
“There haven’t been any talks over a new deal. I’m just looking at finishing this season. This season has been very good for me, and I just want to keep that going.
“I only have to convince two people – Dalglish and the Brazil national team manager. I just have to keep going.”