Lucas Leiva says Liverpool players needs to “live the moment” as they look to prove to Jurgen Klopp they should be part of his long-term plans.
The Brazilian midfielder knows there will be changes at Anfield this summer, regardless of whether the Reds go on to win the Europa League.
Klopp will significantly strengthen the squad he inherited last October but Lucas is keen to ensure he isn’t part of the overhaul.
“I would be lying if I said we were are all relaxed in terms of this because we don’t really know what’s going to happen and who is going to be in his plans for the future,” Lucas said.
“I think in my experience you need to live the moment, try to play well and if you want to be here in the future do your best and the future will take care of itself.”
Lucas has been a loyal servant to the Reds, making more than 300 appearances since his £5million move from Gremio nine years ago.
There have times when his Liverpool career looked over but on each occasion he has rolled his sleeves up and forced his way back into the side.
“It’s a club which I have been at for so many years, playing under so many managers,” he added.
“There’s no reason to be afraid of anything. It’s a question of time and doing what we can and if it works it will be brilliant, if not then we will have to find a solution.
“I think people look at me as someone who’s been here a long time and I feel it too. My kids were born here and I feel I am one of them for sure.”