Lucas Leiva claimed that he is thrilled at the prospect of being able to play

Lucas Leiva claimed that he is thrilled at the prospect of being able to play at the new Wembley stadium.

The Brazilian has played in some of the prestigious grounds across the world including the Maracana in Brazil, but never at the Wembley. His first opportunity to do so will come when Liverpool take on Manchester City in the Capital One Cup final this weekend. Lucas has just returned from a long-term injury problem that has kept him out for much of the campaign. Despite being one of the longest serving players at Liverpool, Lucas regrets his inability to have not played at Wembley.

KLOPP AIMING FOR CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Jurgen Klopp reckons European Cup qualification is still very much possible for the Reds, but, only if they play with the same energy level that they played with recently against City.

Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool which had been knocked out of the League Cup by the very same opponent only days before came out firing on all cylinders on Wednesday and took City to the cleaners.

Lucas Leiva has sparked back to life under Jurgen Klopp

The Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva has played a huge role in Liverpool’s revival as Leiva is a consistent starter and regularly plays at a high level but the 28 year old midfielder hasn’t always been such an impressive figure at Anfield.

A few months ago, back when Brendan Rodgers was in charge of Liverpool, Lucas Leiva struggled trying to get a spot in the starting lineup of the Premier League club but his career was revived when Jurgen Klopp arrived to Anfield.

Ronaldinho’s career took another turn for the worse

Ronaldinho’s career took another turn for the worse after Fluminense announced that he would be leaving the club just three months after joining the club.

The decision appears to have been a mutual one with Ronaldinho being booed by his own supporters for his poor performances. The former Barcelona superstar joined the club and made only nine appearances. However, he could not create or score any goals during this period. Even though she had a one-year contract still left to run, Fluminense have decided to part company with the 35-year-old.

Michael Owen believes that Liverpool cannot be without defender Martin Skrtel

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen believes that Liverpool cannot be without defender Martin Skrtel, who has emerged as one of the important members of the team in recent years.

After the departure of Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez, the spotlight is upon older players at the club like Skrtel. The Slovakian defender has been at Anfield since 2008. Even though there have been several transfer rumours surrounding the 30-year-old during this period, Skrtel has been able to keep his head firmly on the job at hand. After having enjoyed a nervy start to his Liverpool career, the Slovakian is now the indispensable member of defence according to Owen.

Steven Gerrard says that James Milner can be an important player for Liverpool

Former Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard says that James Milner can be an important player for Liverpool alongside names like Lucas Leiva, Joe Allen, and Jordan Henderson.

The former Manchester City winger joined the club on a free transfer. Milner had been in talks with Arsenal as well, but he chose the move to Anfield largely because of the first-team opportunities that he will get under Brendan Rodgers. It is reported that the Northern Irishman sees Milner as an important player for Liverpool already with suggestions that he could be given the captain’s armband straightaway.

Liverpool are left to focus only on the FA Cup

After their recent defeats against Arsenal and Manchester United, Liverpool are left to focus only on the FA Cup for the remainder of the campaign. The Reds will be playing against Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final.

The winners of the match will face either Arsenal or Reading in the final. One best ways for Liverpool to get a victory against Villa is for star Raheem Sterling to weave just magic.Sterling has been caught up in a cloud of controversy over the last few weeks. Following his public comment that he had indeed rejected a contract offer from Liverpool, Sterling was then photographed with illegal activities during his leisure time.

Jordan Henderson dismisses reports that he will be Captain of Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has dismissed reports that he is all set to replace Steven Gerrard as the new Liverpool captain.

Gerrard will be leaving Liverpool for LA Galaxy at the end of the season. This brings an end to more than two decades of service at the club. More crucially, Gerrard has been the heartbeat of Liverpool on several occasions. His contribution to the club on the night of the Champions League final in 2005 forever remain in the hearts of Liverpool fans. As the season approaches its end, Gerrard’s successor is yet to be revealed by Brendan Rodgers.

Daniel Sturridge looking to come back soon in Liverpool

The Liverpool fans would be absolutely frustrated to know that he star player of the side Daniel Sturridge is not going to make his comeback anytime soon.

The 25-year old England international got unfit yet again yesterday while training with the Reds squad. The injury is believed to be in one of his thighs.

Sturridge had injured his thigh a couple of months back as well, but, that was different sort of injury. This time around, it’s a strain as per the medical reports.

The recovery period is going to be of the same length though. Sturridge will have to be out for one and half months more which means he is done for this year. He will be back next year only now.

Lucas Leiva make his place back in team

After not being in the first-team plans of Brendan Rodgers in the first half of the season, midfielder Lucas Leiva has forced himself back into the plans after some impressive performances in the Champions League and the Premier league.

After struggling with defending throughout last season, the defensive record of Liverpool just got worse this season. This is despite the club spending more than £ 20 million on defender Dejan Lovren.Rodgers recognised that a change needed to be done and he focused on improving defensive performance in the key Champions League match against Ludogorets.

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