Liverpool midfielder Lucas is closing in on his return to the first team, with the Brazil international set to play for the Reds’ reserves on Friday, according to TalkSport.
The 27 year old has been out of action for almost two months, having suffered knee damage in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on January 18th.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been ruled out for two months with knee ligament damage, the Express understands.
The Brazil international picked up the injury twenty minutes after coming on as a substitute in the Reds’ 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
Liverpool came from two goals down to rescue a point against Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Goal from Andreas Weimann and Christian Benteke gave Paul Lambert’s men a shock two-goal lead inside thirty-five minutes before Daniel Sturridge pulled one back for the hosts on the stroke of half time with his eleventh league goal of the season.
Liverpool go in to tomorrow afternoon’s match against Aston Villa looking for an eight consecutive home league victory, and three points which will keep them in the top four.
Joe Allen and Mamadou Sakho should be available after recovering from their respective injuries, though defensive foursome Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan, Jose Enrique and Sebastien Coates all remain side-lined.
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Liverpool moved back in to the top four of the Premier League after edging out Stoke City in an eight-goal thriller at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
An own goal from Ryan Shawcross put the Reds in front after just five minutes, before top scorer Luis Suarez doubled their advantage shortly after the half-hour mark though goals from former Liverpool duo Peter Crouch and Charlie Adam drew the hosts’ level before half time.
Liverpool have slipped to fifth place in the Premier League after losing 2-1 at Chelsea – their second defeat in three days.
The Reds took the lead on three minutes through Martin Skrtel, before goals from top scorer Eden Hazard and Samuel Eto’o swung the game in favour of the hosts before the break, and that is how the score remained.
Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has completed his loan move to Championship side Derby County, Sky Sports understands.
The England U21 captain has joined up with Steve McClaren’s men until the end of the season, and is line to make his debut against Birmingham City on Saturday.
Luis Suarez is available for this evening’s Capital One Cup third round tie with Manchester United after completing his ten match suspension.
The Uruguay international, who has four goals in this competition so far, has not featured competitively for the club since the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield back in April, where the incident that led to his ban took place.Daniel Agger will face a late fitness test ahead of the game but Glen Johnson, Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho are all side-lined through injury.
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Stewart Downing is set to become the latest player to be moved on by Brendan Rodgers, with Newcastle United hopeful of agreeing a cut-price deal for the winger, according to the Express.
The 29 year old was told by Rodgers last autumn that he was free to find a new club, but the winger managed to force his way back into the Reds first team during the second half of the season.