Liverpool need winners like Steven Gerrard, says Lucas Leiva

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says the Reds need to sign more winners like Steven Gerrard this season

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

Lucas Levia has urged Liverpool to sign players with a winner’s mentality, like captain Steven Gerrard.

The Brazil international is expected to feature in the Reds captain’s testimonial against Olympiakos on Saturday as the 33-year-old celebrates 14 years in the first-team at Anfield.

And Lucas reckons Liverpool need to unearth more players with Gerrard’s attitude if the club want to continue making progress under current Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.

“It doesn’t matter what you need to do to be able to perform and to win – that’s his message every day,” Lucas told Liverpool’s website.

“He has been in difficult moments with injuries, and low points, but he always gets his head down and works really hard to get back. That’s what I take from him.

“He does everything he can to be in the right shape and able to perform well – we can see when he doesn’t think that he has performed well, he really shows us.

“That means that he is a winner and he wants to win every single time.

“We can see what he has achieved. I was lucky to get the best years of Stevie at the club probably. He has been brilliant during his whole career for Liverpool and it is a well-deserved testimonial.

“But he still has the hunger to train and that’s what players should look at. He is what Liverpool is about; a winner with the right mentality.

“That’s what the club always tries to look for, players with a winning mentality and a lot of passion for the club.”

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