Uruguay international will remain at Anfield next season says Brazilian.
Liverpool midfield player Lucas Leiva is adamant that striker Luis Suarez will not be leaving Anfield at the end of this season.
The Reds’ Uruguay international has endured yet another controversial season at Anfield, coming to a head with last weekend’s decisive handball-winner against non-league Mansfield Town in the FA Cup third round.
However, Brazilian Lucas is insistent that his fellow South American will rise above all the negative chanting that he receives at away grounds from supporters and that this will have no impact on whether he decides to stay or leave the Merseysiders come the summer.
‘I don’t think it will bother him. He’s too strong to worry about it,’ Lucas told the Daily Mail.
“He gets it at every stadium, so this is just one more for him. He copes very well with it and if people still criticise him for everything, he keeps on scoring goals.
“It’s not nice to see a player, a friend, get that amount of abuse but that’s the way it is. But he’s showing his quality on the pitch – and that’s the most important thing.
“It doesn’t seem to worry him too much. If it did, it would have affected him on the pitch.”
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