Lucas Leiva hands Liverpool injury boost ahead of Man Utd clash

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says he is recovering well from injury setback

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Lucas Leiva has handed Liverpool an injury boost ahead of their clash against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The Brazil international suffered an injury during Liverpool’s League Cup final defeat by Manchester City last month.

Lucas was one of the few Liverpool players to come out of the Wembley showpiece with real credit after an impressive performance in an unorthodox centre-half position.

The South American isn’t expected to feature against the Red Devils or Southampton later this month following his injury setback.

But the 29-year-old, who missed his spot-kick in the penalty shootout against City, has set his sights on a return to action in early April.

“I’m progressing very well. I’m really happy with the way it’s going,” Lucas is quoted as saying by Liverpool Echo.

“I’m aiming that after the international break I’ll be close to coming back and hopefully playing a big part in the last part of the season.”

Liverpool were 2-0 winners against United thanks to goals from England striker Daniel Sturridge and Brazilian Roberto Firmino either side of half-time at Anfield.

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

The Reds make the return trip to Old Trafford for the second leg of their Europa League tie on Thursday night.

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Davis Cup final 2017
The Sport Review
Davis Cup 2017: Can Goffin and Darcis lead giant-killer Belgium past France to victory at last?
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Michael Owen sends warning to Chelsea ahead of Liverpool FC clash
The Sport Review
Sir Alex Ferguson privately raves about 20-year-old Man United star – report
The Sport Review
Antoine Griezmann talks up potential Man United transfer next year