Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva has revealed that he was convinced that a great moment was coming at Liverpool under manager JurgenKlopp when he left the Reds to move to the Italian Serie A four years ago.
English Premier League giants Liverpool have had a number of great players to have played for the team in the last decades and while some of those players came through the youth academy ranks at Anfield, some others were brought in from another club. Top stars like Fernando Torres, Xavi Alonso, Javier Mascherano, Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher, and others have all cemented their names in the history of the club as some of the best players to have played for Liverpool in the last decades.
Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei has reported that the results of the Covid-19 tests carried out on Lucas Leiva and two of his Lazio teammates were genuine and not doctored. The Covid-19 tests were done at the FuturaDiagnostica Laboratory by three Lazio players namely Lucas Leiva, topscorerCiro Immobile and shot stopper Thomas Strakosha.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva has played for just three clubs throughout his lengthy professional football career including present team Lazio in the Italian Serie A. Apart from the Italian capital club, Lucas Leiva has also played for Gremio in his native Brazil and Premier League giants Liverpool.
Lazio have identified the man to replace the ageing Lucas Leivaat the club according to the publication from La Gazzettadello Sport.
The Italian newspaper revealed that Spezia midfielder Matteo Ricci has been penciled down at Lazio as a potential replacement for Lucas Leiva. Ricci has been one of the best players for VicenzoItaliano's side in the Italian Serie A. He is a key part of the Spezia team in the Italian Serie A this season.
Brazilian international Lucas Leiva was part of the Lazio squad that secured a late win in a tricky league game at Hellas Verona to keep their Champions League hopes alive.
Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva rose to national team prominence when he captained the Brazilian u-20 team to win the 2007 edition of the South American Youth tournament. Lucas Leiva scored four goals during the team and was in line to lead his country to the 2007 FIFA u-20 World Cup in Canada until injury forced him to pull out of the squad. The ex-Liverpool defensive midfielder was named in the Brazilian squad for the first time ahead of the friendlies against Al-Kuwait FC of Kuwait and Ecuador in October 2006 as one of the two non-Europe based players.
Lazio are back to winning ways after a poor run of three defeats in all competitions following the 3-2 win at home to bottom club Crotone on Friday night. The Italian capital club had suffered two league defeats and one Champions League losson the bounce before the Crotone game, which ended in a five-goal salvo. Lazio were able to end on the right side of the thriller to claim three valuable points in their chase for a place in the Champions League next season.
Lazio midfielder Lucas Leiva was in the starting XI as the Italian capital club returned to winning ways in the league after the defeat to Inter Milan in their penultimate league game. Lucas Leiva was a regular feature in the Lazio starting XI as they went on a run of six straight wins in the Italian Serie A to boost their hopes of securing a place in the Champions League next season. The target for Lazio and manager Simone Inzaghi is a Champions League spot at least having tasted Champions League football for the first time in many years this season.
While Lucas Leiva may not immediately strike to mind as a world-class player, there is no doing in the fact that he was always a great player on his day. Leiva was a very important player for Liverpool and cemented himself in the starting XI after initially being signed to play a bit-part role in the squad. His performances did not go unnoticed and he has now been recognized as the 14h best Brazilian player to play in England's topflight.
Leiva was the holder of the record of the Brazilian player with the most appearances in Premier League history but his record has now been broken as Arsenal winger Willian is now the Brazilian player with the most appearances. Willian joined Arsenal from Chelsea last summer and did so by rejecting several offers he had from clubs across Europe in a bid to remain in England.