LUCAS LEIVA SAYS LIVERPOOL HAVE ONE THING CITY CAN'T BUY

Manchester City can have all the money in the world, but they can’t have a stadium, atmosphere or club like Liverpool. City are a great side and have a great manager, but that was proper football. That’s what it has all been about for as long as I can remember. Rival supporters love to describe Anfield as sort some of 'myth', but I have been there since the mid-60s and we wouldn’t have got the results we did over the years without the crowd. You go back to European games like Barcelona, Club Brugge, Dortmund and St-Etienne - it's the best 12th man in football by a mile.


Other teams can look at us with envy, and I think Man City are one of those. The one thing they haven't got is that. They had a better atmosphere when they were at Maine Road but those days are long gone. With the team City have got, they don’t even need an atmosphere at times because they are a great side. When you’ve spent billions, you just expect to be winning each week without the need to intimidate the opponent.

GREMIO: LUCAS SCORES IN BIG WIN

Lucas Leiva scored his first goal for Gremio since returning to the Brazilian Serie B club in the summer. The Brazilian international midfielder made the decision to return to hometown club Gremio at the end of his contract at Lazio in the Italian Serie A.

Italian capital club Lazio made a big transfer coup following the signing of Lucas Leiva on a free transfer after his contract at Premier League side Liverpool came to an end five years ago. The 35-year-old made another free transfer move to sign for Gremio in the summer.

LUCAS LEIVA OUTLINES THREE PROBLEMS JURGEN KLOPP MUST FIX AFTER NAPOLI LOSS

Jurgen Klopp's Reds have endured a stuttering start to the new season and they are simply not the relentless team they were just a few months ago. Indeed, the 4-1 defeat in their Champions League opener summed up their recent struggles. However, it's not just in Europe where they have struggled though, with the Anfield giants already six points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal with six games player. Here, Mirror Football takes a look at precisely what is broken - and how Klopp can fix things .

1. The famous intensity has vanished
Astonishingly, Liverpool have been out run in every single match this season… and one of those by an incredible 7km. They are behind every opponent on distance covered, high intensity runs and sprints. For Klopp teams, that is anathema, as explosiveness across the pitch underpins his tactics. Is it a poor pre-season, new training methods, complacency or a mental thing? In no uncertain terms, the intensity has to return, and fast.
2. Big players are not performing

LUCAS DELIGHTED WITH NUNEZ IMPACT

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is delighted with the impact made by new signing Darwin Nunez on Liverpool since his transfer to the club this summer. Lucas Leiva described Nunez as a brilliant player at the end of last month following his brilliant cameo against Premier League champions Manchester City in this year's Community Shield.

Lucas Leiva has remained a Liverpool fan since he left the club to sign for Lazio on a free transfer in the summer of 2017. He posted a video of his son celebrating the goal scored by Nunez during the Community Shield on his Twitter account and this led to the comment from a Liverpool fan who asked Lucas if he agrees with his opinion that Nunez looks good in the Reds shirt on the back of his performance against the Citizens in the aforementioned Community Shield. In his reply, Lucas Leiva agreed with the fan as he added that Nunez is a brilliant player.

MARCOS ANTONIO 2022/2023: LAZIO'S NEW REGISTA TO REPLACE LUCAS LEIVA

After a relatively successful first year at Lazio, Maurizio Sarri now looks to continue developing his work with the Biancocelesti. On the pitch, Sarri has certainly implemented his vision of football over this first year. The quest now lies in further developing and enhancing these tactics in order to reach the elite of Italian football alongside the likes of Internazionale and AC Milan. Consequently, their recruitment in this transfer window now becomes essential in order to make this next step.

With the aim of improving the team’s performances, the board now looks for players that will elevate the squad’s quality while still adhering to Sarri’s tactics. Marcos Antônio is the first step in this journey, with the 22-year-old officially signing a five-year deal with Lazio this summer. For a fee of €8 million (plus €2 million in add-ons), the Brazilian midfielder joins Sarri’s side after three years with Shakhtar Donetsk.

LUCAS LEIVA: LIVERPOOL SHOULD SIGN THIS PLAYER AHEAD OF UNITED

According to Football Insider, Liverpool are exploring a summer move for Manchester Antony. The Reds have been in touch with Ajax over a prospective move for the Brazilian winger, who is valued at £59 million by the Dutch champions and is a target for Manchester United. Liverpool have completed three signings this summer, with Darwin Nunez, Calvin Ramsay, and Fabio Carvalho arriving at Anfield. The Reds appeared to have completed their frontline following the record-breaking signing of Nunez. But going by their links with Marco Asensio this summer, it is safe to say Liverpool are still on the lookout for more attacking reinforcements, especially in wide-areas following Mane’s exit.


Liverpool have now turned their attention towards hijacking Manchester United’s move for tricky Brazilian winger Antony. The 22-year-old has quickly established himself as one of Europe’s most skilful and productive wide-attackers thanks to his flashy skills.

LUCAS LEIVA AGREES GREMIO RETURN

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva has agreed a return to Gremio in the Brazilian Serie A on the back of his Lazio spell. It has been decided that Lucas Leiva will leave Italian Serie A side Lazio when his contract runs outthis month.

As reported by Brazilian media outlet GauchaZH, Lucas Leiva has agreed a one-year contract with Gremio that will see him stay at the club in 2023. The midfielder will return to Gremio after 15 years in European football. Lucas played for Premier League side Liverpool and Italian capital club Lazio while he was in European football. He spent a decade at Liverpool on the back of his transfer to the Reds from Gremio in the Brazilian top flight in 2007. The Brazil international has been at Lazio since he joined them from Merseyside giants Liverpool in 2017. He has a record of four goals and 12 assists in 198 Lazio games in all competitions.

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.

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