Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva set for early return from injury
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reveals midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to return to action during pre-season tour
Lucas Leiva will make his comeback from the knee injury that has kept him out of action since November during Liverpool’s pre-season tour of America, Brendan Rodgers has confirmed.
The Brazilian midfielder suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage during the Reds’ Carling Cup clash at Chelsea last season and was subsequently forced to sit out the rest of the season.
But new Anfield boss Rodgers has confirmed that the 25-year-old is likely to feature at some point during the tour after recovering from the problem two months earlier than had been initially anticipated.
“He’ll have some involvement,” said Rodgers. “He’s still got some way to go to get back to where he was before the injury but he’s back two months early.
“This is normally a nine-month injury. He’s been back in seven, and that’s great credit to his work and the work of the medics here.
“He’s done very, very well and is working very hard. We can feed him into some of the games and increase his mental capacity to improve, because obviously it was a serious injury.
“He’s a great guy, he loves his football, loves this club, and he’s making great progress.”