Photo: Liverpool midfielder’s son impresses for Academy side
Lucas Leiva's son looks to be a future Liverpool star
Lucas Leiva’s legacy at Liverpool looks secure after the Brazilian turned proud father on Instagram on Sunday afternoon.
The 29-year-old is one of the most-popular members of Jurgen Klopp’s squad and is Liverpool’s longest-serving player after moving to Anfield from Brazilian side Gremio under Rafael Benitez in 2007.
Lucas is facing a battle to get into Klopp’s first-team this season amid competition for a place from Emre Can, Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum.
However, his future at the club could be secured through his son, Pedro, who is currently representing Liverpool’s Academy side.
The South American midfielder posted the above photo on his Instagram page and wrote the following caption:
“That’s my boy ❤️🔝⚽️”
Lucas has scored six times in 313 appearances for Liverpool over the past nine years under Benitez, Roy Hodgson, Kenny Dalglish, Brendan Rodgers and Klopp.
The former Gremio midfielder has won the League Cup and finished as a Premier League runner-up during a long career at the 18-time English champions.
Liverpool finished in eighth place in the Premier League table last term.