Leiva is aiming to win the English Football League Cup

The 29 year old Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva is hoping and aiming to lift the English Football League Cup with Liverpool especially after having defeated Tottenham Hotspur which was one of their biggest and tougher opponents of the entire competition.

"Last year we came very close, but we don't have any European games this year and hopefully we can win all three competitions. It was very good experience for the young players, and they will develop. I think the manager showed the trust that he has in the squad and I think it was the right decision." Liverpool’s Lucas Leiva said as he voiced his desire to win the EFL Cup in this season.

Lucas: Liverpool Blocked My Exit in the Summer

Lucas Leiva is no longer a first-team regular at Liverpool and he was subjected to major transfer rumours back in the summer.

The midfielder has opened up on the events leading up to his stay at Anfield. He says that Liverpool did not allow him to leave in the summer, and that he has grown to accept the decision. Lucas has featured in a couple of matches of late, but he is widely expected to leave either in January or in the upcoming summer transfer window provided Liverpool find a replacement. Signed by Rafa Benitez, it is a major surprise that Lucas has managed to stay at Anfield for such a long period given his struggles early on in his Liverpool career.

Lucas Leiva appeared to be very close to securing a move to Galatasaray

Lucas Leiva appeared to be very close to securing a move to Galatasaray.

The Turkish club are looking for a major revamp in almost all areas of the pitch and Lucas seemed to fit the club’s requirements perfectly. However, Galatasaray were unable to agree terms withLiverpool after holding unofficial discussions for several days. It is understood thatLucas was also very keen on making the move a reality. He felt that he was not part of the Jurgen Klopp revolution at Anfield. Originally brought to Anfield by Rafa Benitez,Lucas has already witnessed several managers like Roy Hodgson, Brendan Rodgers, and Kenny Dalglish.


Long term player at Liverpool Lucas Leiva is set to join Turkish giants Besiktas, according to reports from Turkish publications Fanatik.

The report claims that both clubs have been in talks to for the transfer to move ahead and the meetings have been fruitful. Besiktas made the enquires for the player at first and coach Jurgen Klopp, who is keen on making a lot of changes at the team following the limitations of his debut season charge, acceded to the request that the player be sold.


The Reds would likely offload Brazilian Lucas Leiva this summer, according to latest reports. The player was already set to move to Turkey last season to join league leaders, Besiktas on loan in August but former coach Brendan Rodgers changed his mind in the eleventh hour.

Current coach Jurgen Klopp gave the player a lot of opportunities in the last campaign with the defensive midfielder

Lucas Leiva says that Rafa Benitez will always remain as a special manager

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says that Rafa Benitez will always remain as a special manager to him and he will remain grateful to the Spaniard.

Lucas was signed by Benitez when he was just 20 and still playing in the Brazilian league. After arriving at Liverpool – a club that had just won its fifth European cup – was a huge step up from his days in the Brazilian league. Lucas was initially criticised for not being a quality player, but he has become a fan favourite over the years. Benitez will be making yet another return to Anfield but this time with Newcastle United.