The 25-year-old suffered the setback minutes into the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Manchester City in August after just returning from a cruciate ligament injury which ruled him out of the second half of the 2011-12 campaign.
However, Liverpool’s assistant manager Pascoe revealed Lucas could play 45 minutes in a reserve match against Middlesbrough on Friday.
“He knows his position, knows the angles and is a great player. It was a sad miss when we lost him – so it’ll be a great boost to the team when he’s available,” said Pascoe.
“He’s a popular character. He’s a great lad and was missed around us. We’re glad he’s back with us training and when he’s available for selection, it’ll be great to have him around again.”
He added: “He’s been unfortunate with a lot of injuries. I know that’s part and parcel of football but it can get you down and it’s nice to see Lucas with a smile on his face.
“He’s a great professional. He’s done his recovery and rehab. When you’re injured, you can’t wait to go and play football again and sometimes you can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, but Lucas has kept his head down, worked hard and he’s looking good in training.”
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