Liverpool midfielder Lucas was thought as merely a doubt for the Reds victory over Manchester City Wednesday night, but Jurgen Klopp reveals that the Brazilian will be sidelined for five to six weeks.
Jurgen Klopp has not ruled out Liverpool midfielder Lucas for their match tomorrow against Manchester City, but the manager says the chances do not "look good".
Liverpool will welcome back one midfielder from injury while another heads to the training table after Lucas Leiva was cleared to return from a hamstring injury.
Liverpool put on a poor attacking display and conceded the match winner in the final quarter hour as they suffered defeat at the hands of Manchester United, 0-1.
A training ground injury for Lucas Leiva ruled the midfielder out of Sundays’ FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa handing Steven Gerrard an opportunity to return to the side.
Lucas Leiva has returned to training for Liverpool after a six week layoff stemming from a groin injury picked up in the Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park in early February.
Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Lucas Leiva is set for a spell on the sidelines after limping out of the Merseyside derby on Saturday.
Liverpool's recent defensive improvement may have more to do with the presence of Lucas in the XI than anything else.
The Daily Mail are reporting that Liverpool have triggered the £9.75m release clause in Emre Can's Bayern Leverkusen contract.
Liverpool will be boosted by the return of Lucas and Mamadou Sakho. The duo came through a return match with the U-21s and are returning to training.
Lucas Leiva will miss two months with a knee injury suffered against Aston Villa at the weekend.
Midfielder Lucas Leiva missed his second straight Premier League match at Newcastle after his wife went into labor on Friday.