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Liverpool's Lucas: I overcame injury disappointment with icecream and movies!

When he was hit by a double injury blow earlier this season, Lucas Leiva didn't get down about it - instead the Liverpool ace ate icecream and watched movies!

Lucas suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury after a collision with Chelsea's Juan Mata last December and was out for seven months.

Then, five minutes into Liverpool's second league game of this season, Lucas suffered a thigh strain against Manchester City that meant another three months out.

He revealed: "I thought 'When is this going to end?'.

"At the same time I knew I had to stop panicking. I will be 26 in January and time is on my side to recover. I had to prepare myself mentally to be away from the game for so long once again.

"So I let my hair down and during that week I watched every movie I could - 'Taken' with Liam Neeson was one my favourites.

"I also ate ice cream, which I usually stay well away from. I needed comfort."

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