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27-Year-Old Midfielder     Liverpool  Premier      Full Name: Lucas Leiva

Birthdate:  January 9, 1987    Birthplace:  Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  163 lbs    

August 25, 2014    Lucas News

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Lucas, after getting a surprise start in the opening match of the season, has been left out of manager Brendan Rodgers' 18 for Liverpool's clash with Manchester City on Monday.

Lucas wasn't expected to see much time on the pitch this season after the influx of new midfield options, and with rumors of a loan move to Italy in the cards, being left out of the squad may be a bit of foreshadowing for the Liverpool veteran.

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Aaron Ramsey will miss out yet again for Arsenal, who will also be without Mesut Ozil and Jack Wilshere.

Lucas: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

August 17, 2014

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Lucas is in the starting XI for Liverpool's Premier League opener against Southampton on Sunday.

A bit of a surprise, although even with the start, Lucas' fantasy prospects are quite limited given the other options available.

March 16, 2014

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Lucas came on in the 87th minute of Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Manchester United on Sunday.

Lucas replaced captain Steven Gerrard in the match, and while it's good news the Brazilian was able to get back on the pitch, it is unclear where his playing time will come from going forward.

March 12, 2014

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Lucas has been declared fit and ready to return to first team action by manager Brendan Rodgers.

Lucas will be available for selection for Liverpool's upcoming clash with Manchester United, however his inclusion in the starting XI is doubtful. The Reds have a crowded midfield and captain Steven Gerrard is currently performing well in Lucas' customary defensive position.

February 27, 2014

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Lucas (knee) has returned to training but will likely not be ready for Saturday's clash with Southampton.

Lucas seems to be progressing right on schedule from a knee injury that was originally thought to be much more serious. However, It remains to be seen where Lucas will fit into the squad when fit, with captain Steven Gerrard currently playing the Brazilian's typical defensive role.

February 11, 2014

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Lucas (knee) is ahead of schedule, shedding his brace in just over three weeks, which he was expected to wear for over a month.

Lucas is about a week ahead of schedule rehabbing his injured knee, setting him up to return towards the end of the month. It will be interesting to see where the veteran midfielder will get playing time, with captain Steven Gerrard currently manning Lucas' defensive role.

January 21, 2014

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Lucas (knee) has an injured medial ligament and will be sidelined for two months, according to Neil Jones of the Liverpool Echo.

Another tough blow for the Brazilian midfielder who missed the majority of the 2011-2012 season with an anterior crucial ligament injury. With Lucas out, it is likely Joe Allen will see more consistent action in the Liverpool midfield.

January 19, 2014

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Lucas suffered a knee injury during Liverpool's 2-2 draw on Saturday and will be examined over the next 48 hours, to determine the extent of the injury.

After coming on to shore up the Reds' midfield issues, Lucas picked up a knock and was eventually subbed for Joe Allen.