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 signed for Liverpool while Spanish tactician Rafael Benitez was the manager and he was at the club throughout the Brendan Rodgers managerial era as well as at the start of the current regime under JurgenKlopp. The Brazil international signed for Liverpool from Gremio in the Brazilian league in 2007 and he was at the club until 2017 when Lazio signed him.
The midfielder didn't win any trophy as a Liverpool player, but he was part of the team that reached both the 2016 League Cup final and the 2016 Europa League final in the first season for Klopp at Liverpool. German tactician Klopp was appointed the Liverpool manager in the place of the sacked Brendan Rodgers during the third month of the 2015/16 season. Liverpool were beaten to the 2015/16 League Cup title by Manchester City, while Spanish team Sevilla got the better of them in the 2016 Europa League final to win the 2015/16 Europa League title.
Liverpool began to win titles when Lucas Leiva left the club to join Italian Serie A capital club Lazio. Since he left almost five years ago, Liverpool have won several major trophies including the Premier League title and the Champions League title.
During his time at Liverpool, Lucas Leiva made 346 appearances for the club. The midfielder spent a decade at Anfield. Only 46 players have made more appearances for Liverpool than the Brazilian player.