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.