Liverpool media round-up: Lucas on game that saved Liverpool career, no word on Ings fee yet

Lucas Leiva

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Tuesday morning...

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has said that he never wanted to leave the club, and has suggested that his performance in a 0-0 draw against Arsenal last month saved his Anfield career.

The Brazilian is quoted in the Daily Mirror as saying that he was frustrated at being left out of the squad for the opening two games of the season.

Lucas added that he will keep fighting for the club and is not worried with the Reds' poor form, which has seen them only pick up eight points from their opening six games.

Lucas is quoted as saying in the Daily Mirror: "Of course, I never wanted to leave Liverpool. I have a home here and my family are very happy. But sometimes you do find yourself thinking about another solution if you think that will keep your career going.

“A couple of things happened during the first couple of games that gave me the chance to play against Arsenal, and I believe it was because I was training so hard and was well prepared that I was able to come in and have a good game.

“Maybe if there hadn’t been the Arsenal game, I wouldn’t be here now. But I always believe that things happen for a reason."

Liverpool don't appear to be any the wiser about what fee they will pay for Danny Ings, if a piece in the Liverpool Echo is anything to go by.

The Reds signed Ings from Burnley in the summer with a fee to be set by a tribunal after his contract expired at Turf Moor, with the Professional Football Compensation Committee yet to meet.

Burnley reportedly turned down a £6 million fee for the striker, and wanted closer to £10 million. Ings opened his Liverpool goalscoring account at the weekend in the 1-1 draw with Norwich City.

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