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.
Lucas Leiva is set to return to the Liverpool line-up for tomorrow’s clash with West Bromwich Albion after missing last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Newcastle United to attend the birth of his daughter.
Jose Enrique is likely to miss out as he struggles to shake off a knee injury, while the game also comes too soon for Philippe Coutinho, who could return for next weekend’s top of the table clash with Arsenal.
Lucas Leiva will miss tomorrow’s visit of Crystal Palace, as the midfielder serves a one match ban after picking up five yellow cards.
Jordan Henderson is set to move into a defensive midfield role, while Raheem Sterling is hoping to earn a recall to the starting line-up.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has expressed his delight after signing a new long-term deal at Anfield.
The 26 year old, who joined from Gremio in his native Brazil in 2007 told the clubs website that he is “looking forward to a few more years” on Merseyside.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has backed teammate Luis Suarez to be named PFA Player of the Year.
The Uruguayan striker has 25 goals in all competitions this season, and looks to be in a three way fight with Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie, and Gareth Bale of Tottenham Hotspur for the accolade.