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28-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    

March 20, 2015    Lucas News

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Lucas (groin) will have a late-fitness test ahead of Sunday's match against Manchester United, the Daily Star reports.

Lucas has been off the pitch since suffering a groin injury in the Feb. 7 match against Everton. However, he's apparently progressed and has a real shot to take the pitch Sunday, although he may ultimately see limited playing time to shake off the rust.

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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 )

March 19, 2015

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Lucas has begun training at Liverpool again following his groin injury, and could be available for selection in the first team, reports Sky Sports.

The midfielder returned to Brazil for treatment on the injury, but is now back at Liverpool's facilities and is in full training. He has been out of action since mid-February.

February 9, 2015

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Manager Brendan Rodgers said Monday that Lucas will be sidelined for a "little bit of time" after suffering a groin injury Saturday against Everton.

Lucas suffered the injury not even 20 minutes into the Merseyside derby, and while Rodgers noted that Lucas still has to undergo additional scans, he won't be returning soon.

January 5, 2015

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Lucas has made 10 appearances for Liverpool in Premier League play this season.

Lucas has moved back into manager Brendan Rodgers' starting XI despite often being used as an unused substitute earlier in the year. Unless Rodgers has a change of heart, Lucas will likely continue to start for the Reds moving forward.

August 25, 2014

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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.

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.