Liverpool Midfielder Lucas Leiva Ruled Out for Rest Of Season With Knee Injury

In form Anfield man damages cruciate ligament.

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has been ruled out of the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The Brazil international was carried off on a stretcher in the second half of the Reds’ 2-0 Carling Cup quarter-final win at Chelsea on Tuesday.
Manager Kenny Dalglish’s worst fears were confirmed after a scan revealed damage to the anterior cruciate ligament in the player’s left knee.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

This is bad news for Kenny Dalglish. Brazilian international Lucas Leiva has been in fine form and was perhaps the most in form defensive midfielder in the Premier League this season and now the Merseyside club must cope without the 24 year old for the rest of the campaign.

Liverpool have recalled Jonjo Shelvey from Blackpool in an effort to boost their options though the youngster is not exactly a like for like replacement and Dalglish may look to bring in additional reinforcements to add more steel to the club’s midfield.
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