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Leiva hopes that Brendan Rodgers signs Nigel de Jong

Lucas Leiva said that he would be elated if Brendan Rodgers would bring in Nigel de Jong from AC Milan. He believes if the Liverpool boss does manage to sign this player in the summer transfer then it would strengthen the team to a great extent. The Merseyside team is currently in the fourth place in the Barclays Premiere League and they are just 3 points adrift of Spurs who are determined to fight till the last match to get a Champions League opportunity next season.

Lucas would be missing the next two months because of a knee ligament injury and the doctors are yet to confirm whether he would be fit before the World Cup or not. The Brazilian midfielder was carried away after a rash tackle in a recent match and as per the reports it seems that the injury is far more serious that what it seemed on the pitch. According to ESPN Brazil Liverpool are planning to make a loan bid for the AC Milan defender and the former Manchester City player said that he is interested to make a move back to England.

On asking Lucas whether Nigel de Jong would be a good replacement for him or not he said that whoever comes in to play in his position would be there to strengthen the squad and not just because they would have to replace one guy. Liverpool has been playing some amazing football lately as they managed to beat Arsenal at Anfield 5-1 and then went on beat Fulham at Craven Cottage in the midweek match 2-3.

The Liverpool skipper was seen to take off his shirt after scoring the winner and that proved how much Liverpool wants to finish in the top 4 this season. They have deprived from playing the Champions League for quite a while and with Manchester United slipping down for the first time in probably decades it is a good opportunity for Gerrard’s team to play in the Champions League next year.