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LEIVA FEARED FOR CAREER

The Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has revealed that he feared for his career after suffering a number of injury problems in the last two years. After struggling to win over the Liverpool fans during the early part of his Liverpool career, Lucas Leiva has been one of the important players for Liverpool over the last couple of seasons. However, he has also suffered a number of injury problems during this period, which have limited the number of first-team appearances he has played. Liverpool have also struggled in his absence, while being unable to qualify for the Champions League.

The midfielder is expected to return to first-team action in the next few weeks, which will be a major boost for the team. Lucas has revealed that the first injury was extremely hard to take, but the second one left him absolutely shattered because he started questioning the fitness of his body. He has also said that at one stage he feared that his career may be over, despite being only 25 years of age. The Brazilian midfielder was voted as the fans player of the year 2011, but he has played very little football since then. He is hoping that he gets back to his best when he returns to the first-team in a few weeks time.

“My first injury was a huge blow, but the second simply left me shattered. Players can have muscle injuries after knee surgery but mine was not only severe but also happened in the other leg! It was hard to take. You couldn’t help questioning if there was something wrong with my body. The worst part was when the club doctors told me I was going to be out for three months. I didn’t expect to be sidelined for so long," said the Liverpool midfielder.