Lucas Leiva, Liverpool’s Brazilian wonder kid: the video highlights

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4th, June 2007

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With the huge fuss made of Man Yoo’s signings of prodigies Nani and Anderson, it’s been easy to overlook the fact that Liverpool recently signed the Brazilian league’s player of the year (he was the youngest ever player to win it), Lucas, a 20-year-old box-to-box midfielder who scores plenty of goals and has been compared to Steven Gerrard. Lucas is not as flashy as compatriot Anderson but I think he’s better suited to the Premiership. Can’t see him breaking in to the Liverpool first team for a while though.

And click below to watch a clip of Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez talking about Lucas…


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  1. westy says:

    If anyone has any good pics/material for the Lucas fansite I’ll post it on:
    http://www.lucasleiva.co.uk