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      Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)

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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12120 : Jul 17, 2017 08:50:04 am »
      Good luck to him, hope he wins some silverware in Italy, would be a nice way to end his career after a pretty much barren decade with us.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12121 : Jul 17, 2017 01:23:38 pm »
      Good luck to lucas, personally think he will be brilliant for Lazio.

      We will miss him.

      10 years a red. YNWA
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12122 : Jul 17, 2017 03:06:33 pm »
      Good luck and all the best Lucas.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12123 : Jul 18, 2017 04:28:15 pm »
      All the best Lucas, you'll be sadly missed at Anfield, good luck at Lazio.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12124 : Jul 18, 2017 04:48:20 pm »
      Good luck to the man, a model professional and gave it his all for the red shirt. Will always have a lot of respect for the guy.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12125 : Jul 18, 2017 05:38:33 pm »
      Thought this day was looming.I tbh thought it would have been sooner ( like last January)Really sad to see Lucas leave us.
      He has been a model pro and loved living in L'pool.His 2 kids are "scousers".I sincerely hope he has a successful end to his career in Italy.
      NB. Will he get a testimonial?
      Best of luck Lucas.
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      Reply #12126 : Jul 18, 2017 06:09:29 pm »
      That is now everyone from Rafa's reign gone isn't it?

      Wish him all the best, hope he has a boss end to his career.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12127 : Jul 18, 2017 06:12:24 pm »
      Yeah, officially confirmed by the club. Farewell Lucas - thank you for everything.
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      Reply #12128 : Jul 18, 2017 06:15:36 pm »
      Best of luck to him, came through hard times here when he was questioned by many and went on to become one of the best defensive midfielders in the Premiership at one point. Model pro and I'm sure the dressing room will miss him. Hope he does well out in Italy.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12129 : Jul 18, 2017 06:22:16 pm »
      Best of luck to you and yours Lookath. ;)

      YNWA

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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12130 : Jul 18, 2017 06:37:54 pm »
      Top lad.

      Will always be a red.

      YNWA Lucas Leiva.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12131 : Jul 18, 2017 06:50:02 pm »
      Top lad.

      Model professional.

      Wish him all the luck at Lazio.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12132 : Jul 18, 2017 07:24:45 pm »
      Lucas Leiva's open letter to Liverpool fans

      When I first joined Liverpool 10 years ago, I had three main ambitions.

      First, I wanted to win a place in the team, which I managed to do. Next, I hoped to prove myself worthy of the shirt, an aim that others will be better placed than me to decide whether or not it was achieved. Finally, I looked ahead to the future with a hope that if and when the time came to leave this wonderful club I would do so on the best possible terms.

      That time has now come as I prepare for a new career at Lazio and while I am saddened that my days at Anfield are coming to an end, I can at least take comfort from the knowledge that my relationship with Liverpool and the supporters is stronger than ever.

      This is one of the greatest clubs in the world and my intention had always been to spend the rest of my career here but the less I have been able to play, the more I have realised that I need to go to another club if I want to play as much as I possibly can.

      When you love a club and a city as much as I love Liverpool that isn't an easy decision to come to. The easiest thing for me to do would be to stay here for as long as I can even if I do not expect to play so often, but that would go against everything that I believe in as a footballer and as a competitor.

      It is for that reason that I will be joining Lazio, which means my sadness at leaving Liverpool is accompanied by a real excitement that I will be representing one of Italy's great clubs. Before I made my decision to take the opportunity to go to Italy, I discussed my situation with Jürgen Klopp and the way he handled it showed once again how respectful he is to his players. I am grateful to him and to all of the managers I worked under at Liverpool, especially the ones who showed faith in me when it would have been easy to do the opposite.

      My priority now is to look ahead to a new chapter in my career in the belief that I can contribute to Lazio in the same way that I hope I have helped Liverpool. I have been blessed to live and work in this city, a place that I have come to realise is different to any other, and while living here I have been married and blessed with two wonderful children so whatever happens now we will always take Liverpool with us everywhere we go. I have also been fortunate to play with so many world-class teammates and shared their devotion to do everything that we could to help the club be as good as it can be.

      Off the pitch, I was honoured to become a trustee of the LFC Foundation and got to see at first hand the work they do in the local community. When I celebrated being at Liverpool for a decade recently, it meant a lot to hear some of the children who the Foundation has helped describe me as a Scouser.

      I might not have won as many trophies as I would have liked during my time here but to have people talk about me in that way means as much as any medal. The same goes for the video I was sent on Friday which showed the fans, many of them young, singing my name during the game at Wigan Athletic. To be the recipient of that support and that passion makes me so proud.

      It is for those reasons – and many, many more – that Liverpool Football Club and its supporters will always have a special place in my heart. On top of that, the personality, humour, dignity and integrity of the people of this city will also stay with me forever.

      From the bottom of my heart, thank you to every single Liverpool fan. My family and myself will always be grateful for your support and for being part of this great club, which means we will also be sad now that the time has come for me to leave. All I can say now is that I hope more than anything else that the new season turns out to be a great one for my new club and my old club.

      YNWA,

      Lucas









      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/268692-free-lucas-video-message-to-lfc-supporters


      Class act and a real gentleman.


      This one is behind the paywall but you seldom see this from a squad...tells you what everybody thinks about him


      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/268683-reds-squad-say-goodbye-to-lucas-from-hong-kong
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12133 : Jul 18, 2017 07:35:54 pm »
      Big big thank you for playing for the shirt. You won us all through hard work.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12134 : Jul 18, 2017 07:47:18 pm »
      I am really sad that this lad is leaving and I never thought that I will be sad when he leaves. But, that is Lucas for you. Just when he was hitting his stride under Kenny and showing the world why Rafa signed him (remember the game at Anfield when he had a marauding Yaya Toure in his pocket a few games  before the ill fated league Cup quarter final against Chelsea),  he suffered that dreaded cruciate ligament injury.

      He is tactically astute player and wish him all the success in the world if he decides to become a manager in the future.

      Love you Lucas. YNWA!
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12135 : Jul 18, 2017 07:55:24 pm »
      Pure class. Gave his all for a decade. Respect.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12136 : Jul 18, 2017 09:26:42 pm »
      Lucas Leiva's open letter to Liverpool fans

      When I first joined Liverpool 10 years ago, I had three main ambitions.

      First, I wanted to win a place in the team, which I managed to do. Next, I hoped to prove myself worthy of the shirt, an aim that others will be better placed than me to decide whether or not it was achieved. Finally, I looked ahead to the future with a hope that if and when the time came to leave this wonderful club I would do so on the best possible terms.

      That time has now come as I prepare for a new career at Lazio and while I am saddened that my days at Anfield are coming to an end, I can at least take comfort from the knowledge that my relationship with Liverpool and the supporters is stronger than ever.

      This is one of the greatest clubs in the world and my intention had always been to spend the rest of my career here but the less I have been able to play, the more I have realised that I need to go to another club if I want to play as much as I possibly can.

      When you love a club and a city as much as I love Liverpool that isn't an easy decision to come to. The easiest thing for me to do would be to stay here for as long as I can even if I do not expect to play so often, but that would go against everything that I believe in as a footballer and as a competitor.

      It is for that reason that I will be joining Lazio, which means my sadness at leaving Liverpool is accompanied by a real excitement that I will be representing one of Italy's great clubs. Before I made my decision to take the opportunity to go to Italy, I discussed my situation with Jürgen Klopp and the way he handled it showed once again how respectful he is to his players. I am grateful to him and to all of the managers I worked under at Liverpool, especially the ones who showed faith in me when it would have been easy to do the opposite.

      My priority now is to look ahead to a new chapter in my career in the belief that I can contribute to Lazio in the same way that I hope I have helped Liverpool. I have been blessed to live and work in this city, a place that I have come to realise is different to any other, and while living here I have been married and blessed with two wonderful children so whatever happens now we will always take Liverpool with us everywhere we go. I have also been fortunate to play with so many world-class teammates and shared their devotion to do everything that we could to help the club be as good as it can be.

      Off the pitch, I was honoured to become a trustee of the LFC Foundation and got to see at first hand the work they do in the local community. When I celebrated being at Liverpool for a decade recently, it meant a lot to hear some of the children who the Foundation has helped describe me as a Scouser.

      I might not have won as many trophies as I would have liked during my time here but to have people talk about me in that way means as much as any medal. The same goes for the video I was sent on Friday which showed the fans, many of them young, singing my name during the game at Wigan Athletic. To be the recipient of that support and that passion makes me so proud.

      It is for those reasons – and many, many more – that Liverpool Football Club and its supporters will always have a special place in my heart. On top of that, the personality, humour, dignity and integrity of the people of this city will also stay with me forever.

      From the bottom of my heart, thank you to every single Liverpool fan. My family and myself will always be grateful for your support and for being part of this great club, which means we will also be sad now that the time has come for me to leave. All I can say now is that I hope more than anything else that the new season turns out to be a great one for my new club and my old club.

      YNWA,

      Lucas









      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/268692-free-lucas-video-message-to-lfc-supporters


      Class act and a real gentleman.


      This one is behind the paywall but you seldom see this from a squad...tells you what everybody thinks about him


      http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first-team/268683-reds-squad-say-goodbye-to-lucas-from-hong-kong

      I don't know why but it made me laugh when Mignolet started talking. From out of nowhere: "Heya Lucas!" :D

      The way in which he reacted to the criticism he got early on after a poor season or two and how he managed to turn himself into a huge part of the dressing room and one of the key players on and off the field is a prime example of how professional and dedicated he was.

      It could have been so easy for him to tell his agent to get a move sorted out for elsewhere but he stuck at it and that deserves everybody's respect. I'll miss him and I'm sure everybody at the club will do too.

      I can only imagine how much of a role he played in helping some of the foreign players settle in at the club and in the city. Coutinho, Suarez, Coates & Moreno all spring to mind and I'm sure there are many others.

      Hope you enjoy your time in Rome, Lucas and hopefully we'll see you back at the club in future.
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      Reply #12137 : Jul 18, 2017 09:43:23 pm »
      I don't know why but it made me laugh when Mignolet started talking. From out of nowhere: "Heya Lucas!" :D

      The way in which he reacted to the criticism he got early on after a poor season or two and how he managed to turn himself into a huge part of the dressing room and one of the key players on and off the field is a prime example of how professional and dedicated he was.

      It could have been so easy for him to tell his agent to get a move sorted out for elsewhere but he stuck at it and that deserves everybody's respect. I'll miss him and I'm sure everybody at the club will do too.

      I can only imagine how much of a role he played in helping some of the foreign players settle in at the club and in the city. Coutinho, Suarez, Coates & Moreno all spring to mind and I'm sure there are many others.

      Hope you enjoy your time in Rome, Lucas and hopefully we'll see you back at the club in future.


      The way he talked, he will be back in some type of function in the future...I really like what we are doing now in regards to bringing back players to be part of the coaching staffs and other duties. I give credit to Klopp on this as many managers would be looking over they're shoulder and see a Gerrard and worry, whereas Klopp does it because he knows its best for the long term of this club.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12138 : Jul 19, 2017 03:47:13 am »
      Model pro and gave his all for the shirt, can't ask no more than that.

      Hope he does well in Italy.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12139 : Jul 19, 2017 04:59:48 am »
      Good luck Lucas lad.

      YNWA
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12140 : Jul 19, 2017 12:25:55 pm »
      Honestly this is the most gutted I've felt since Torres left. Not for losing a talented player as much as I love the bloke he was never the same after that injury robbed both us and himself of his best years. But as a person who was the utmost professional, a person who really got the club, the fans, the city and what it means to be a scouser.

      I don't tend to get attatched to players anymore especially after Fernando but Lucas was definitely the exception to that and I don't think there'll be anyone leaving now or for a long time that has an effect that Lucas has had.

      YNWA, Lucas, and can't wait to see you back at the club when you hang up the boots.
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      Re: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool > S.S. Lazio)
      Reply #12141 : Jul 19, 2017 12:59:02 pm »
      Sad to see him leave as he seems like a really nice bloke and always gave 110% for the club but this is absolutely the right move for him and the club.
      Best of luck Lucas YNWA
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      Reply #12143 : Aug 13, 2017 11:45:37 pm »
      Well in Lucas!!!
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      Reply #12144 : Aug 13, 2017 11:46:51 pm »
      Great news, glad for him.

      Luckeeeeeeeee!!!!! ;D
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      Reply #12145 : Aug 13, 2017 11:47:57 pm »
      Equalled his trophy count in 1 game for Lazio than he did in a decade for us.  ;D

      Grass must be greener over there eh Lucas.

      Good for you.
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      Reply #12146 : Aug 13, 2017 11:55:43 pm »
      Equalled his trophy count in 1 game for Lazio than he did in a decade for us.  ;D

      Grass must be greener over there eh Lucas.

      Good for you.

       :clap: :clap: :clap:


       :ernaehrung004: Lucas, more to come. YNWA

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