Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva: I don't know if I'm staying at Anfield or being sold

Midfielder concedes he could leave the club...
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has admitted that he is unsure as to whether or not his future lies at Anfield.

According to previous reports, the Brazilian has been linked with a move to West Ham United as a part of a potential deal for Scott Parker, while Stoke City are also thought to be interested.

And despite making regular appearances last season, the 23-year-old's status in the squad has been threatened by the arrival of Christian Poulsen and Raul Meireles, though the latter appears to be a replacement for Javier Mascherano - who recently signed with Barcelona.

The mnagerial change that has seen Roy Hodgson succeed Rafael Benitez has also seen tactical changes being made, with skipper Steven Gerrard dropping deeper into midfield on occasion.

"I don’t know what the situation is right now," said Lucas, according to the Liverpool Daily Post.

"I’m still playing. At the moment, I haven’t had any offers. I don’t know if the club wants to sell me. I just have to wait.

"I’m going away with the national team [on Thursday] and I can’t say any more than that. We don’t have any games so we will be training for a week in Barcelona. I think it’s just speculation.

"Of course, at this stage of  my career I need to be playing. I need to be playing and I want to be playing but I believe that I am doing well. The manager will choose who plays. I have a contract and if I don’t get anything good for me or for the club, then I will stay."

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