Lucas ready to step back in

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says he’s now fit and raring to go after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Liverpool: Lucas ready to step back inLiverpool: Lucas ready to step back in

The Brazilian has yet to feature for the Reds so far this season after suffering a hamstring injury on the club’s US tour but he made a welcome return to the bench at Spurs last weekend.

The 29-year-old says he’s made a good recovery and is ready to play if boss Jurgen Klopp needs him after the international break.

“I’m 100 per cent I would say,” he told the club’s website.

“I didn’t miss much, to be honest – I was only out for three-and-a-half weeks. I did a lot of training after that, played 45 minutes for the U23s and was on the bench the last game [at Tottenham]. I’m ready to go.

“I think I had a very good pre-season. I missed part of it but I think I’ve recovered. Now with the international break I have another two weeks to train hard and I feel very fit.

“I have two weeks to work more and be ready. I would say I’m now ready to play 90 minutes.”

Lucas is expected to feature in a behind-closed-doors friendly Klopp has arranged against Huddersfield Town on Friday at Melwood. Other first-teamers set for a run out include Danny Ings, Alberto Moreno, Kevin Stewart and summer signings Joel Matip and Alex Manninger.

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