Liverpool – Liverpool will not be strengthened by Lucas Leiva at home to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. Instead, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho, and Adam Lallana declared fit to play.
Lucas suffered a thigh injury while playing for Liverpool in the Merseyside derby last weekend. In the game, Lucas only played for 16 minutes before finally pulled out and was replaced by Joe Allen.
After examination, Lucas declared to be absent for some time, although Liverpool did not mention the exact duration. The Brazilian was also certainly not be able to play as Liverpool host Spurs, Tuesday (02/10/2015) local time.
However, the Reds got some good news about the three other players. Sterling and Coutinho who had experienced problems in the face Everton declared fit. While Lallana will return to the squad after missing the Merseyside derby.
“Lucas is a player who will probably miss some time. We are waiting for the results of the scan to be exact,” Rodgers said in a press conference ahead of the match against Spurs, Monday (08/02/2015) local time, as quoted by the official club website.
“The others are fine,” said Rodgers.
Meanwhile, Daniel Sturridge who recently recovered from an injury are still not sure whether to be derived from the first minute or back so substitute.
“You will see tomorrow night. He was in a state where he has practiced. There will be times where he ready to be a starter, whether it be tomorrow or the weekend, you have to wait and see,” said Rodgers.