Lucas is set to face a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
There is bad news for Liverpool as midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to spend two months out after sustaining a knee ligament injury.
Liverpool midfielder Lucas expected to miss two months with knee ligament injury. More on #SSN
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This will come as a huge blow to the Reds as their resources in central midfield are already slim and manager Brendan Rodgers may consider entering the transfer market for reinforcement.
Whilst both captain Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson have been in fine form this term, there are question marks over whether Joe Allen has what it takes to succeed at the club.
After selling Jonjo Shelvey to Swansea City in the summer of 2013 it means that there is no backup for Lucas beyond Gerrard, Henderson and Allen.
The Brazil international has looked sharp again this term on Merseyside and has played 21 matches in all competitions for the club.
Lucas endured a difficult time when first arriving at Anfield in 2007, but has since retrained as an defensive midfielder as opposed to an attacking midfielder and looks a lot more comfortable.
In six-and-a-half years the 27-year-old has played 235 times for the club and is now considered to be an important part of the starting XI.
Rodgers’ side are doing well in the Premier League currently, sitting in fourth position after 22 games and are just eight points off leaders Arsenal.
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