Brazilian admits Liverpool dilemma: Should I stay or should I go?

LUCAS LEIVA admits his mind is in a spin over whether to stay at Liverpool.

The Brazilian international revealed he is due to sit down for talks over a new contract in the next few weeks.

Lucas, 30, has been at Anfield for 10 years but admits he doesn’t know for how much longer.

“I would love to have the 100 per cent right answer for you,” he said.

“I have one more year left after this, but I think I need to just concentrate on the next five games.

“I have been here long enough and if the time comes for me to go somewhere else I think I will leave with the feeling that I did everything I could.

“I don’t really know what will happen. I just need to focus on the last five games. The last few games I have played I feel very good.

“I have played centre-back and midfield, so I give some options to the manager and when he needs me I always try to deliver.

“So, listen, there is no doubt about my commitment to Liverpool. I just need to wait until the end of the season, work hard and make a decision together with the club.”

Lucas was a £5m signing from Gremio in 2007.

He has played for five different managers in that time, making 242 appearances.

“I think we will agree something which is good for the both of us and then see,” he said.

“I have to analyse it all. I am getting to the stage of my career where I think I can help a lot, off the pitch of course, but on the pitch as well.

“I wouldn’t like to just be around the place. I feel I have many years that I can still play at the top level. I need to see what is best for me and the club and then I am sure we will make a decision together.”

Lucas says whatever happens, no one could question his commitment to the cause.

He added: “My commitment will always be there. In football anything is possible, but going back to Brazil is not my priority at this moment.

“But it wouldn’t be right for me to talk about this with five games to go when we have a lot to play for. I want to finish the season on a high.”