POTENTIAL MANE REPLACEMENT FOR LIVERPOOL AS LEIVA SUGGESTS NKUNKU

It took some time for Liverpool to become one of the most dominant teams in Europe again, but the reward has been worth the wait, especially for fans who patiently waited for the Reds to be successful in England and Europe. Jurgen Klopp has overseen a brilliant transformation at Anfield, guiding Liverpool to several titles in the last half a dozen years.

Sadio Mane was one of the first pieces of the puzzle, with his arrival from Southampton having a transformational effect on Liverpool. The Senegalese international was already highly rated during his stint with the Saints, but his output for Liverpool has been excellent, considering he has also won the Premier League Golden Boot once in the last six years.

COUTINHO SAYS PLAYER KLOPP SOLD AT LIVERPOOL FOR £5M WAS AMAZING

Speaking on the Premier League’s YouTube channel, Philippe Coutinho has been waxing-lyrical about his former Liverpool teammate Lucas Leiva. Coutinho was tasked with creating a fantasy five-a-side team made up of Brazilians who have played in the Premier League, and while he could have picked from the likes of Fernandinho, Fabinho or even Gilberto Silva, Coutinho chose Lucas as his holding midfielder.


The former Liverpool man was full of praise for the Lazio star, stating that he was amazing during their time together at Anfield.
Coutinho picked Lucas in his team.
Coutinho said he would put Lucas Leiva in his midfield, adding that the former Liverpool man was so good as he played with him at Anfield. He added that Leiva's mentality is so string and that he has great qualities and that his passes were breaking the lines. It’s hard to believe that it’s been five years since Liverpool sold Lucas to Lazio for £5m, but, even at 35, the Brazilian is still going strong over in Rome.

LUCAS SUBBED DURING DEFEAT TO MILAN

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva was subbed off as Lazio were beaten at home by title chasers AC Milan in the Italian Serie A. The two teams met last weekend with Milan coming from a goal down to beat hosts Lazio 2-1 to boost their push for the Italian Serie A this season. Milan have been in a three-way title race alongside Napoli and city rivals Inter Milan who are the defending champions as far as this season's Italian Serie A campaign is concerned.

LUCAS FEATURED IN BIG GENOA WIN

Brazil international Lucas Leivafeatured from the start for Lazio during the 4-1 away win over Genoa in the Italian Serie A last weekend. Lucas Leiva is a key player for Lazio as they chase an European spot via the Italian top flight. For the Genoa game on Sunday, Lucas Leiva was given a slot in midfield alongside Serbian international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Spanish player Luis Alberto.


Lazio came into the game against struggling Genoa as favourites and they were able to live up to that status thanks to the 4-1 victory. Adam Marusic gave the capital club the lead just after the half-hour mark before leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile doubled the lead in first half added time. The goals from Marusic and Immobile ensured that Lazio took a two-goal advantage into the interval.

LUCAS PLAYS WHOLE GAME AGAINST VENEZIA

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva was on for the whole game as Lazio beat Venezia 1-0 at home in the Italian Serie A to make it two successive league wins. The Italian capital giants were able to beat Venezia on the back of their impressive 3-0 away win over Cagliari with ten men.


Lucas Leiva has been a key player for Maurizio Sarriin his first season as the Lazio manager. The Italian tactician was given the Lazio job after Simone Inzaghi left the club to take the place of title-winning manager Antonio Conte at Inter Milan.

LUCAS FEATURES IN BIG CAGLIARI WIN

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leivafeatured for Lazio as they ended their run of two league games without victory thanks to the 3-0 away win over Cagliari. Lucas Leiva was on for the entire game as goals from Ciro Immobile, Luis Alberto and Felipe Anderson gave capital club Lazio a morale-boosting win in their quest to secure European football at the end of the season.


Lucas Leiva has been a regular in the Lazio team this season irrespective of the competition and it was not a surprise when the experienced Brazil international was named in the starting line-up for the Italian Serie A game at Cagliari. Ahead of the game, Lazio had a very good record against Cagliari as they were unbeaten in their last 15 league games. They were able to extend the run to 16 games with the emphatic win. Lazio hold the record for the longest unbeaten against an opponent at the moment in the Italian Serie A as a result of their impressive record against Cagliari as revealed above.

LUCAS LEIVA REITERATES AFFECTION FOR LIVERPOOL

Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva has reiterated his love for Merseyside giants Liverpool. The Brazilian midfielder professed his affection for the Reds the club celebrated him earlier this month on the occasion of his 35th birthday. Lucas Leiva spent the majority of his professional football career at Liverpool and the defensive midfielder has publicly declared that he's a Liverpool fan years after leaving the club.

LUCAS LEIVA: LAZIO CAREER EXAMINED

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva signed for Italian Serie A capital club Lazio after ending his ten-year stay with Premier League giants Liverpool. Lucas Leiva had moved to Liverpool from Gremio where he began his professional football career. The midfielder signed for the Reds from Brazilian club Gremio in 2007. While he was at Liverpool, Lucas won the League Cup title at the club.

LUCAS ADMITS LOVE FOR ANFIELD

Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva has admitted his love for Anfield after the Brazilian international said that he missed the place so much. Lucas Leiva made this known in his reply to the picture posted by former Liverpool teammate Luis Enrique on his official Instagram account.

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