“In July 2007, a young lad knocked at my door and asked for my autograph. I gave him a signed jersey of mine and he left. The next day I was surprised to see the lad train for us. From then on he has become hugely important for us, it’s now time for me to get his autograph.”—Steven Gerrard on Lucas Leiva.
Liverpool FC said today a scan had confirmed an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament in Lucas Leiva's left knee. The Brazil international will undergo surgery and unfortunately be ruled out for the remainder of the current campaign.