I don't think he was ever as bad as some suggested when he played DM for us under Klopp, and nor was he that bad at CB. There was no doubt we were defensively more solid and better in possession (rotating the ball) with Lucas playing.
Problem was, he found it difficult to get a run of game due to him not being as durable as our other midfielders, and I could understand selling him (but did not understand why he wasn't replaced).
Lazio fans love him, and their chairman (I think) said he was his best signing ever (maybe because the quality he shows is far beyond a 5m player?) or something. And as mentioned, they see him as their Almeyda but with better passing abilities... oh, and he has 4 goals and 6 assists or something from DM position!
Edit: Another thing I want to point out, Lucas is one of the best aerially, imagine having a midfielder like that vs big targets, I bet he would have stifled Benteke and Lukaku with ease during those assisted key headers they made.
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