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.