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Lucas heads for the Liverpool exit after 10 years at Anfield

The midfielder is in Rome completing his move to Lazio.

LUCAS LEIVA, LIVERPOOL’S current longest-serving player, is closing in on a £5 million move to Lazio after the Italian club posted a picture of the midfielder undergoing a medical on social media.

Lucas is set to end a decade-long stay at Anfield, during which he made 346 appearances for the Reds, as he makes the switch to the Stadio Olimpico ahead of the 2017/18 season.

The 30-year-old was pictured arriving in Rome yesterday having been left out of Liverpool’s squad for the pre-season tour of Hong Kong.

A fan favourite at Anfield, Lucas’ game time under manager Jurgen Klopp was limited last season as he made 24 Premier League appearances, half of which were as a substitute.

There had been reports he was set to leave last January amid interest from several clubs including Inter Milan but the former Brazilian midfielder opted to see out the season before looking for a move away.

Lucas arrived on Merseyside from Gremio in 2007 and won the 2012 League Cup with the Reds during his time in England.

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