Search icon


27th Apr 2018

Lucas Leiva has done Liverpool a solid ahead of second leg against Roma

Once a Red...

Darragh Murphy

Lucas Leiva has sorted out former side Liverpool with a training base for their Champions League return leg in Rome.

Lucas, who moved to Lazio last year after a decade on Merseyside, played a role in enabling Liverpool to use Lazio’s training ground before and after Wednesday’s semi-final second leg against Roma.

Sky Sports report that the Reds have Lucas to thank for organising the agreement with Lazio regarding their Formello training facilities.

The Brazilian midfielder apparently acted as an intermediary between the clubs and it’s safe to say that he’s looking forward to the game itself, which will take place at the Stadio Olimpico.

Lucas plans to sit in the away end for Wednesday’s match, amidst the travelling Liverpool supporters.

“I’m still thinking about it, but I’m hoping I can go to the Liverpool end and watch the game – and maybe take some of my friends and my son,” Lucas told Liverpool’s website.

“We still follow Liverpool a lot, we watch every game and I hope they can get to the final.”

Liverpool have a 5-2 lead to defend in Italy, meaning that Roma will require a repeat of their quarter-final heroics against Barcelona if they’re to reach next month’s final.