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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    

June 4, 2015    Lucas News

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Lucas appeared in 20 Premier League matches for Liverpool during the 2014-15 season.

Lucas saw significant time on the pitch last season but he failed to amount much production, taking just 11 unsuccessful shots throughout the year. A series of injuries did in fact stifle his fluidity to perform, although the 28-year-old is not expected to play a major role on the squad during their 2015-16 campaign.

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

May 2, 2015

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Lucas (thigh) is available off the bench Saturday against QPR.

Lucas has missed the last three games due to the ailment, and while he's fit enough to be available, a big fantasy impact is unlikely off the bench.

April 30, 2015

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Lucas (thigh) has returned to full training and is expected to play Saturday against QPR, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Lucas missed the past three matches for Liverpool but seems to be in line for a return against QPR. However, he'll be monitored ahead of kickoff just in case his thigh injury resurfaces.

April 23, 2015

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Lucas (knock) will not play in Saturday's match against West Brom according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Lucas suffered a knock during training and ultimately was unable to compete in Sunday's FA Cup loss to Aston Villa as a result. He'll be monitored moving forward with his next chance to get back onto the pitch coming against Hull City on Tuesday.

March 20, 2015

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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.

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.