Lucas talks up impact of Liverpool youngsters

Lucas Leiva feels Liverpool fans can be excited about the youngsters now coming through.

Lucas Leiva feels Liverpool fans can be excited about the youngsters now coming through.

Players like Jonjo Shelvey, Andre Wisdom, Suso and Raheem Sterling have been given extended chances to shine under Brendan Rodgers and Lucas thinks the future is bright.

"Maybe we didn't sign too many big players but that's an opportunity for the young players," he said. "I was speaking with Suso and Pacheco a few weeks ago, and I said the club has never been so open for young players since I came here.

"I feel the supporters like it, they like the young players coming from the Academy. You've had Stevies and Carraghers. That's the time now. Brendan likes to give chances and that will be positive in the future because these players will just get better. If they are doing well now, can you imagine in a few years' time?"

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