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See You At The Crossroads: Liverpool’s Blazin Squad Gather To Say Collective Goodbye To Lucas Leiva (Video)

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After 10 years at Anfield, club stalwart Lucas Leiva brought his decade-long association with Liverpool to an end on Tuesday by signing for Lazio on a free transfer.

Recognising his decade of loyal if largely unspectacular service, the Reds did their bit to wave the departing Brazilian midfielder off.

On Lucas Leiva

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The inevitable finally happens. After 10 seasons at the club – Liverpool's longest serving player by some distance – Lucas is moving to Lazio for a rumored £5m. It's a day long in coming, a day filled with happy memories, but also a day filled with regret. And sadness.

And with a couple of what-ifs.

Liverpool player’s departure highlights United’s growing shadow

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It has been announced today that Liverpool's Lucas Leiva is set to leave the club for £5m, 10 years after he first joined from Brazilian side Gremio.

United had just won the league two months before Leiva signed but Steven Gerrard had high hopes for the midfielder.

"From what I've seen of him so far he's got everything you need in a Liverpool player; good touch, good passing and he's also a good lad off the field," he said.

Liverpool accept bid from Lazio for midfielder

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Liverpool have accepted a £5m bid from Lazio for midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to Sky Sports. The long-serving Brazilian is now expected to be...

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Firmino lifts Liverpool back to third at West Brom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool to a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday that moved Jurgen Klopp’s men back into third place in the Premier League.

Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.

Firmino lifts Liverpool back to third at West Brom

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West Bromwich (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Roberto Firmino fired Liverpool to a 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday that moved Jurgen Klopp’s men back into third place in the Premier League.

Firmino settled a scrappy game with a close-range header in first half stoppage-time to condemn Albion boss Tony Pulis to his first ever home league defeat against the Reds.

Lucas sees Liverpool through in FA Cup replay

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Plymouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) Stand-in captain Lucas Leiva scored his first goal in seven years to earn Liverpool a 1-0 victory at fourth-tier underdogs Plymouth Argyle in Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay.

The Brazilian, playing at centre-back, met countryman Philippe Coutinho's 18th-minute corner with a firm near-post header to sink Plymouth, who had drawn 0-0 at Anfield 10 days previously.

Lucas sees Liverpool through in FA Cup replay

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Plymouth (United Kingdom) (AFP) Stand-in captain Lucas Leiva scored his first goal in seven years to earn Liverpool a 1-0 victory at fourth-tier underdogs Plymouth Argyle in Wednesday's FA Cup third-round replay.

The Brazilian, playing at centre-back, met countryman Philippe Coutinho's 18th-minute corner with a firm near-post header to sink Plymouth, who had drawn 0-0 at Anfield 10 days previously.

Lucas Leiva celebrates Joe Gomez’s return to Liverpool training

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Yes @joegomez5 lad !! Getting fitter and stronger everyday. Happy for you ⚽️️

Ruthless Reds crush Watford to take pole position

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool climbed to the top of the Premier League table for the first time under Jurgen Klopp with a dazzling 6-1 demolition of Watford at Anfield on Sunday.

Sadio Mane scored twice for the Reds, while Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum were also on the scoresheet as Liverpool produced the kind of performance that will fuel talk of a serious title challenge on Merseyside.

Ruthless Reds crush Watford to take pole position

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Liverpool (AFP) Liverpool climbed to the top of the Premier League table for the first time under Jurgen Klopp with a dazzling 6-1 demolition of Watford at Anfield on Sunday.

Sadio Mane scored twice for the Reds, while Philippe Coutinho, Emre Can, Roberto Firmino and Georginio Wijnaldum were also on the scoresheet as Liverpool produced the kind of performance that will fuel talk of a serious title challenge on Merseyside.

Klopp To Ring In Changes For Cup Toe Against Spurs

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Jurgen Klopp is set to give many of Liverpool's squad players a chance to impress against Tottenham in midweek. The Reds saw off West Brom at Anfield on Saturday and now face Spurs in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

It is Liverpool's third game in just eight days and Klopp have indicated that he will will rest his first-team regulars.

‘My First Assist In 10 Years!’ – Lucas Leiva Laughs Off Dreadful Goal-Gifting Error Against Leicester City (Video)

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Recognising that Liverpool were in danger of completely pulverising Leicester City and therefore undermining the strength and prestige of the Premier League title, wily old veteran Lucas Leiva made sure to keep yesterday's game competitive by playing in Jamie Vardy for a timely consolation goal.

Feigning utter incompetence, Lucas got himself in a mess while attempting to play out from inside his own penalty box, panicked and then prodded a limp "clearance" directly across the face of goal, leaving Vardy to tap one into an unguarded net from a few yards out.

‘Have More Responsibility When You Mention My Name’ – Liverpool Stalwart Lucas Leiva Slaps Down Journalist Over Transfer Tittle-Tattle

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Liverpool stalwart Lucas Leiva has hit out at a journalist over a spurious piece of tittle-tattle which has appeared in the transfer gossip columns today.

For his sins, James Pearce of the Liverpool Echo mentioned Lucas in passingwhilereporting on a potential loan move away from Anfield for Mamadou Sakho.

Transfer Roundup: Man Utd Plot Move For £70m Forward; Liverpool Agree Deal Over Midfielder, Confirmation On Monday

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Manchester United could yet sign James Rodriguez and the Red Devils are ready to make a move for the £70m-rated Colombian star if he decides to leave Real Madrid (Rodriguez has made it clear he won’t).

Rodriguez joined Madrid from Monaco in a £56m deal back in 2014 after producing a stunning performance in the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil.

England midfielder: Liverpool's €35m forward is a very, very good player

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Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson has praised team-mate Roberto Firmino saying the Brazilian has been ‘brilliant’ in the last few months, and he expects him to get even better.

Henderson has also revealed that he did not know much about the Brazilian before he joined Anfield, but the Reds skipper has been very impressed by the 24-year-old’s recent performances.

Liverpool agree surprise deal for 5ft 6ins midfield anchor

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Liverpool agree surprise deal for 5ft 6ins midfield anchor - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool midfielder Kevin Stewart has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club for the next four years.

The former Tottenham midfielder has done an excellent job for the Reds in the cup games and new manager Jurgen Klopp has decided to reward him with a new contract.

Jurgen Klopp’s Lucas Leiva love-in

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Jürgen on Lucas: "It's good for both of us that I'm here. He is the type of player I like. Really good personality." #LFC ...

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Manchester City v Liverpool - three key matchups and the Sterling saga

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Manchester City v Liverpool - three key matchups and the Sterling saga - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday as they take on league leaders Manchester City. Since the arrival of Jürgen Klopp, there has been a massive amount of optimism at the club.

Premier League Top 10 Tacklers: Liverpool midfielder tops the chart

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Premier League Top 10 Tacklers: Liverpool midfielder tops the chart - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

After Round 11 of the Premier League 2015-16 season, we sawthe first Premier League player to have won his 50th tackle of the season.

The best tackler in the Premier League is Liverpool's defensive midfielder Lucas Leiva, according to new statistics from EA Sports.

Why Lucas Leiva must feature regularly for Liverpool

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Why Lucas Leiva must feature regularly for Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Lucas Leiva had openly spoken about his proposed exit in the summer to Liverpool's official website, admitting that it was very much on the cards at one point. The Brazilian was strongly linked with a move to the Serie A, with the likes of Inter Milan and Napoli named as possible suitors.

Brazilian star admits how close he came to leaving Liverpool

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Lucas Leiva has admitted how close he came to leaving Liverpool in the summer before his move away fell through at the last minute. The Brazilian...

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Chelsea midfielder in line for late summer transfer?

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Chelsea midfielder in line for late summer transfer? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from Turkish Football, who have cited another Turkish media outlet Milliyet, Besiktas are considering a late summer move for Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel after failing to land Liverpool's Lucas Leiva.

Rodgers believes Liverpool do not need defensive midfielder, says Reds legend

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Rodgers believes Liverpool do not need defensive midfielder, says Reds legend - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Mark Lawrenson says Liverpool's willingness to accept offers for Lucas Leiva shows Brendan Rodgers believes the Reds do not need a defensive midfielder.

If reports in Italy are to be believes, the Brazil international's agent Kia Joorabchianhas flown to Italy to negotiate the deal.

Liverpool midfielder set for exit after fall-out with Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool midfielder set for exit after fall-out with Brendan Rodgers - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Long-serving Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva could be on his way out of Anfield after falling out of favour with manager Brendan Rodgers, according to this report in the Guardian today.

Video: Lucas Leiva can’t give away a free Lucas Leiva shirt in the Liverpool shop

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Liverpool midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Lucas Leiva went undercover in the club shop to prank supporters. Unfortunately, Brazil international...

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Liverpool receive massive injury boost

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Heading into the final nine games in the Premier League, Liverpool ahead of their titanic Premier League clash with Manchester United, have received amajor boost after Lucas Leiva was passed fit to return to full training.

Five Players Who Turned It Around For Liverpool

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Following four consecutive defeats, a shock exit from the Champions League and a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Manchester United at Old Trafford, there were five players central in turning Liverpool's season around:

Lucas Leiva: He remains one of the most under-rated players in Brendan Rodgers' squad, but that hardly seem to bother him on pitch.

Video: Jamie Carragher highlights Lucas Leiva’s importance to Liverpool

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Liverpool great Jamie Carragher has been singing the praises of former team-mate Lucas Leiva. The Brazilian midfielder appeared to have been frozen...

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£16m Liverpool star set for Anfield exit in January?

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£16m Liverpool star set for Anfield exit in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have rejected Parma's offer to loan striker Mario Balotelli till the end of the season. The controversial Italian has misfired since joining Liverpool from AC Milan for £16m and his future at Anfield has been under intense speculations.

Liverpool keep options open to sell rejuvenated midfield star?

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Liverpool keep options open to sell rejuvenated midfield star? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool's Lucas Leiva has been in rejuvenated form this season. However, there has been a lot of speculations over his future at Anfield over the past few weeks and a potential move to Italian side Inter Milan is mooted.

Liverpool must resist temptation to sell Lucas Leiva in January

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Liverpool must resist temptation to sell Lucas Leiva in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has a big decision to make in January whether or not to sell Lucas Leiva to Inter Milan.

Serie A giants Inter Milan are looking to do some smart business in January, having already signed Lukas Podolski on loan from Arsenal.

Liverpool January transfer window preview: Stick or twist for Brendan Rodgers?

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The January transfer window is traditionally a rather quiet time for Liverpool and Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has intimated that the club will not be splashing the cash this time around even if his squad desperately needs improving.

Inter Milan want Liverpool midfielder, confirms Roberto Mancini

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Inter Milan want Liverpool midfielder, confirms Roberto Mancini - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini has revealed his desire to sign the Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva, as Inter Milan prepare for January additions.

Roberto Mancini returned to the San Siro last month after the club decided to part ways with the former Napoli manager, Walter Mazzarri.

Liverpool star set to complete transfer move in January?

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Liverpool star set to complete transfer move in January? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

According to reports from the trusted and reliable Italian website TMW, Italian side Inter Milan are plotting a move for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva in the upcoming January transfer window.

Five players Liverpool could sell in January

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Five players Liverpool could sell in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have failed to build from their season's exploits when they finished runners up in the Premier League to Manchester City. Luis Suarez's absence has been clearly felt but manager Brendan Rodgers must share the blame.

Liverpool star can ‘finally’ complete transfer move in January

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Liverpool star can 'finally' complete transfer move in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Brazilian midfielder Lucas Leiva could finally leave Liverpool in the upcoming January transfer window. The 27 year old who fallen out of favour under Brendan Rodgers recently revealed that Italian side Napoli had tried to sign him in the summer.

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Pies’ 2015/16 Alternative Premier League Team Of The Season

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Now that the PFA have had their turn, Pies thought we'd have a stab at cobbling together an alternative Premier League Team of the Year for 2016/17, comprised of players who have impressed us for a variety of reasons over the course of this topsy-turvy campaign.

Let's delve in, starting with ourgoalie of choice.

STATS: United vs Liverpool

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Liverpool created 16 chances and had four shots on target, while United created five chances and had one on target. Firminho created the most chances (5), followed by James Milner (3) then Wayne Rooney (2).

Emre Can had the most shots on target (2), while just one of Jordan Henderson's five attempts hit the target.

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Friday Kickoff: Cech injury, World Cup 2006 investigation report and more

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While an important report into 2016 World Cup hosts Germany was published on Friday, Arsenal received more bad news down the final stretch of its English Premier League season.

Arsenal head coach Arsene Wenger said goalkeeper Petr Cech has a calf injury, and he will miss three-to-four weeks.