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


Birthdate:  January 9, 1987    Birthplace:  Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil    Nationality:  Brazil    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  163 lbs    
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April 21, 2016    Lucas News

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Leiva tallied an assist and two shots (one on target) in Wednesday's 4-0 romp over Everton.

Leiva has returned to form and to the starting XI after he didn't register a single minute in March. He stole a ball in midfield and after a quick run in space made a brilliant pass to Daniel Sturridge for the third goal of the game and his first assist of the season. While Leiva could be a key cog of the midfield, however he isn't much of a fantasy contributor even at his best.

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April 17, 2016

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Lucas (quad) is starting Sunday against Bournemouth.

Lucas will line up as a centerback alongside Kolo Toure, as manager Jurgen Klopp institutes some fairly significant squad rotation after Thursday's Europa League win over Borussia Dortmund.

March 4, 2016

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Lucas is expected to be out for five-to-six weeks after suffering a quad injury during the Capital One Cup final last weekend.

Lucas' fantasy upside is fairly limited in most formats given his role as a defensive midfielder, and occasional centerback, so there aren't likely many fantasy managers making changes.

February 17, 2016

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Lucas will be available for Thursday's Europa League match against Augsburg after recovering from a minor hamstring injury, manager Jurgen Klopp said Thursday.

Lucas plays primarily as a holding midfielder, so while he can accumulate his fair share of interceptions and tackles, his fantasy upside is quite limited in most formats.

December 1, 2015

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Leiva served his suspension and will be available for selection in the Sunday’s visit to St James Park.

The Brazilian has been a commanding figure for the Reds. His role as a holding midfielder, though, doesn’t provide him with a lot of fantasy production and even against porous Newcastle he wouldn’t be the best of options for your roster.

November 24, 2015

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Leiva is suspended for one game for yellow card accumulation.

The Brazilian has been exceptional for manager Jurgen Klopp, however, his role doesn't translate very well in fantasy land. Whoever takes his place, though, with the position not very fantasy-friendly you would be better off looking away.

October 26, 2015

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Leiva curled in one cross and made 75 passes out of 93 total touches in Liverpool home draw with Southampton on Sunday.

Leiva has been terrific under manager Jurgen Klopp. He was by far the best Reds man versus the Saints holding tight the midfield reins. His game doesn’t usually translate well into fantasy production but keep an eye on him in deeper formats or if you need a sleeper as he probably cemented his starting gig in Premier League.

August 24, 2015

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Lucas recorded a clean sheet in his first appearance of the season in Monday's goalless draw against Arsenal.

After finding himself outside of the team's dressed 18 players in Liverpool's first two fixtures, Lucas was awarded a start as a holding midfielder in the absence of Jordan Henderson. Lucas acquitted himself mostly well, not making any major gaffes before ceding his spot to Jordan Rossiter late in the second half. With this kind of performance, it will be interesting to see if he remains on Merseyside or if Brendan Rogers will continue shopping him around.