Liverpool’s Lucas: We can win the Premier League title within five years

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva believes the Reds can win the Premier League title within the next five seasons

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Lucas Leiva joined Liverpool from Gremio in 2007 Photo: Standard Chartered

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Lucas Leiva believes it could take Liverpool up to five years to end their wait to win the Premier League title.

The Reds have endured a difficult start to the season, winning just one of their opening six league games, with Brendan Rodgers’ side already 13 points behind leaders Chelsea.

Lucas admitted Liverpool have experienced a difficult couple of seasons, but the Brazil international is confident the club have sufficient talent to become champions both domestically and in Europe in the near future.

“In five years I can see us achieving a lot of things,” Lucas told Liverpool’s website.

“The last three or four years have been very difficult, it’s a difficult moment, but we’ll start to achieve.

“Why not? We have to have that dream [winning the league] in mind. Everyone here is working to do that one day. We know at the moment it’s not possible.

“But if you see players like ]Luis] Suárez and Daniel Agger signing new deals and committing themselves to this club, it just shows how much these players believe.

“I don’t think anybody would want to stay at a club they really don’t believe can win anything, especially foreign players, because if you are so away from your house, your family, you want it to be a great career away.

“In five years, I just hope we can be winning the league and maybe the Champions League. Why not? We have to believe that. This club has already showed many people what we’re capable of doing. Why can we not get back?”

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