Rodgers excited about form of Liverpool comeback kid Lucas

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with Lucas Leiva's performance in their victory over Bayer Leverkusen. Lucas has been outstanding for Liverpool in preseason.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with Lucas Leiva's performance in their victory over Bayer Leverkusen.

Lucas has been outstanding for Liverpool in preseason.

Rodgers joked: "He has been brilliant. He is a terrific guy and he is prolific from seven yards with no goalkeeper!

"You have seen the growth of him as a player and a person, and the journey he's been on at this club is incredible. He still feels he has a lot to offer. How I work in liking to play this high, intense pressing and passing game brings on his fitness.

"I think if you look at him now, he is in a real good moment. Hopefully he can stay fit and strong and keep pushing on for us."

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