There are players in the history of Liverpool FC that never went on to do things as amazing as Steven Gerrard or King Kenny Dalglish but they still hold a special place in our hearts. These are players who always gave their all for the club and demonstrated their passion for the city and Kopites everywhere. One such player now plies his trade at Lazio, Liverpool fans have been loving a video of Lucas Leiva’s son celebrating our recent Champions League win.
Liverpool signed Lucas from Gremio in 2007 with a fee of £5m reported.
The Brazilian went on to have a rollercoaster career at Anfield.
Playing as a defensive midfielder, he was often chastised by the crowd in his early days at the club. He would lose the ball, be outmuscled easily and was often at fault for goals.
However, he was young. As the years went on he became one of the best defensive midfielders around. In 2011 he was named the Liverpool Player of the Year.
Sadly, he never managed to fulfil his potential at Anfield due to a series of knee injuries. The Brazilian eventually left for Lazio but has been a keen Kopite ever since and it appears that his son has been raised to support The Reds.
The brilliant team over at The Anfield Wrap (subscribe and follow if you don’t already), with it being Lucas’ son’s birthday today, posted a video of Pedro Leiva celebrating The Reds’ Champions League win. Kopites loved it.
Lucas Leiva’s son Pedro is nine today
Here’s his reaction to Liverpool winning their sixth European Cup pic.twitter.com/gCW4fY9GGJ
— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) March 19, 2020
One Kopite referred to it as ‘sheer joy’.
Love this, the sheer joy!
— Dobbo (@DobboLFC) March 19, 2020
Whilst another felt he recognised the emotions, you’re never too old.
I’m 45 and my reaction was similar.. but mine had more tears.
— Pete Williams🥑 (@peterdavidwill1) March 19, 2020
One supporter joked that he doesn’t have his dad’s name on his shirt.
Can’t believe he’s not got his old man on his back. 😂
— Mark Roberts (@GINGER_ROCKET99) March 19, 2020
A Lazio fan is hoping that he ends up following his father’s footsteps.
Hope he’s going to Lazio Academy as DM too
— Grasma_fa (@FaGrasma) March 19, 2020
But a Liverpool fan is hoping for the same.
Can’t wait this kids play for LFC
— Simon Sim (@Sim10131998) March 19, 2020
We’re confident that if he had to choose between Liverpool and Lazio, we’d win.
Once a red , always a red ❤
— Johny77 (@Johny7712) March 19, 2020