LIVERPOOL LIKELY TO OFFLOAD LUCAS

The Reds would likely offload Brazilian Lucas Leiva this summer, according to latest reports. The player was already set to move to Turkey last season to join league leaders, Besiktas on loan in August but former coach Brendan Rodgers changed his mind in the eleventh hour.

Current coach Jurgen Klopp gave the player a lot of opportunities in the last campaign with the defensive midfielder

Lucas Leiva says that Rafa Benitez will always remain as a special manager

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says that Rafa Benitez will always remain as a special manager to him and he will remain grateful to the Spaniard.

Lucas was signed by Benitez when he was just 20 and still playing in the Brazilian league. After arriving at Liverpool – a club that had just won its fifth European cup – was a huge step up from his days in the Brazilian league. Lucas was initially criticised for not being a quality player, but he has become a fan favourite over the years. Benitez will be making yet another return to Anfield but this time with Newcastle United.

Lucas Leiva claimed that he is thrilled at the prospect of being able to play

Lucas Leiva claimed that he is thrilled at the prospect of being able to play at the new Wembley stadium.

The Brazilian has played in some of the prestigious grounds across the world including the Maracana in Brazil, but never at the Wembley. His first opportunity to do so will come when Liverpool take on Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final this weekend. Lucas has just returned from a long-term injury problem that has kept him out for much of the campaign. Despite being one of the longest serving players at Liverpool, Lucas regrets his inability to have not played at Wembley.

KLOPP AIMING FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Jurgen Klopp reckons European Cup qualification is still very much possible for the Reds, but, only if they play with the same energy level that they played with recently against City.

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool which had been knocked out of the League Cup by the very same opponent only days before came out firing on all cylinders on Wednesday and took City to the cleaners.

Lucas Leiva has sparked back to life under Jurgen Klopp

The Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva has played a huge role in Liverpool’s revival as Leiva is a consistent starter and regularly plays at a high level but the 28 year old midfielder hasn’t always been such an impressive figure at Anfield.

A few months ago, back when Brendan Rodgers was in charge of Liverpool, Lucas Leiva struggled trying to get a spot in the starting lineup of the Premier League club but his career was revived when Jurgen Klopp arrived to Anfield.

Ronaldinho’s career took another turn for the worse

Ronaldinho’s career took another turn for the worse after Fluminense announced that he would be leaving the club just three months after joining the club.

The decision appears to have been a mutual one with Ronaldinho being booed by his own supporters for his poor performances. The former Barcelona superstar joined the club and made only nine appearances. However, he could not create or score any goals during this period. Even though she had a one-year contract still left to run, Fluminense have decided to part company with the 35-year-old.

Michael Owen believes that Liverpool cannot be without defender Martin Skrtel

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes that Liverpool cannot be without defender Martin Skrtel, who has emerged as one of the important members of the team in recent years.

After the departure of Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez, the spotlight is upon older players at the club like Skrtel. The Slovakian defender has been at Anfield since 2008. Even though there have been several transfer rumours surrounding the 30-year-old during this period, Skrtel has been able to keep his head firmly on the job at hand. After having enjoyed a nervy start to his Liverpool career, the Slovakian is now the indispensable member of defence according to Owen.

Steven Gerrard says that James Milner can be an important player for Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard says that James Milner can be an important player for Liverpool alongside names like Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen, and Jordan Henderson.

The former Manchester City winger joined the club on a free transfer. Milner had been in talks with Arsenal as well, but he chose the move to Anfield largely because of the first-team opportunities that he will get under Brendan Rodgers. It is reported that the Northern Irishman sees Milner as an important player for Liverpool already with suggestions that he could be given the captain’s armband straightaway.

Liverpool are left to focus only on the FA Cup

After their recent defeats against Arsenal and Manchester United, Liverpool are left to focus only on the FA Cup for the remainder of the campaign. The Reds will be playing against Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final.

The winners of the match will face either Arsenal or Reading in the final. One best ways for Liverpool to get a victory against Villa is for star Raheem Sterling to weave just magic.Sterling has been caught up in a cloud of controversy over the last few weeks. Following his public comment that he had indeed rejected a contract offer from Liverpool, Sterling was then photographed with illegal activities during his leisure time.

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