Lucas Leiva has picked up a hamstring injury and will miss Liverpool’s season opener against Arsenal on the 14th of August.
It seems as though Jürgen Klopp will have to deal with as many injuries as he did last season with the latest player to get injured being Lucas Leiva. It could be considered as good news as it means that the club’s only defensive midfielder will be unlikely to leave the club now.
When Klopp took charge of Liverpool last season his intense style of football seemed to aggravate any issues players had and a number of players soon became injured. It got to the point that the club signed Steven Caulker as a result of a defensive injury crisis which seems to be mirrored with Joe Gomez’ injury setback and Mamadou Sakho’s Achilles tendon injury.
Liverpool have already signed Ragnar Klavan from FC Augsburg as defensive cover.
Lucas limped off against Huddersfield Town and until now the full extent of his injury wasn’t known. However, with the results back, the Liverpool Echo are reporting that scans show the Brazilian will miss up to a month with a hamstring strain.
Lucas was initially included in Klopp’s squad for Liverpool’s tour of the United States and will receive treatment at the club’s California base along with Joe Gomez and Mamadou Sakho.
Galatasaray have been interested in taking Lucas to Turkey but it is likely that his injury will halt any transfer negotiations that could be underway.