Photo: Liverpool star Lucas Leiva looks to bulk up with muscle foods

Has Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers told Brazil midfielder Lucas Leiva to eat more protein?

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva shows off his latest delivery Photo: Lucas Leiva/Instagram

Lucas Leiva appears to be looking to bulk up after the Liverpool midfielder posted a photo of a delivery of muscle products on his Instagram page.

The Brazil international was on the receiving end of a particularly nasty challenge from Moussa Sissoko during a 2-1 victory over Newcastle United in mid-April.

Lucas made his return at Anfield on Saturday after a late substitute appearance in a narrow victory win against west London side Queens Park Rangers.

Perhaps in an attempt to come off better in any bone-shuddering challenges in the future, Lucas has acquired a rather impressive-looking supply of muscle foods.

Lucas wrote on Instagram: “Thanks for the delivery @musclefooduk”

It has been a fitness-dominated week for followers of Lucas’ account after he was proudly admiring his FitBit watch on Instagram on Wednesday.

Lucas posted the above photo and wrote: “Thanks @fitbit for my watch!! Recommend it”

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva likes his new watch Photo: Lucas Leiva/Instagram

The 28-year-old has been sidelined with a number of niggles throughout the campaign, limiting the midfielder to just 1,200 minutes of first-team action in the Premier League.

Lucas was linked with a move to Serie A outfits Inter Milan and Napoli earlier in the season before he won back a place in Brendan Rodgers’ starting line-up.

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