By FOX Sports Staff
The Brazilian has paid close attention to Suarez's recent statements that point towards an exit from the club. It appears that the Uruguayan is not happy at the level of media scrutiny and criticism that has come his way and has decided to take matters in his own hands by trying to force a move away from the club.
Lucas has always publicly backed his fellow South American through the latter's litany of controversies but is disappointed by the striker's decision on his future. Furthermore, the Brazil international is worried that Suarez's departure could adversely affect the club's fortunes.
"Luis Suarez has influenced many matches for us, and is a player, if he leaves, who would be a great loss," Lucas told Radio Grenal.
On a personal front, though, Lucas is happy at the club and believes he has improved from his time in Europe.
"It's been six years and I am very happy at Liverpool," he continued.
"If I fulfil my contract until the end, it would be 11 years at Liverpool. Here in Europe I feel more complete than when I arrived at the club.
"I have evolved a lot with the coaches who have passed through here."
Liverpool have steadfastedly refused to consider the prospect of a sale of their top striker but they have bolstered the frontline with the acquisition of Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas.