According to Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp, his most prolific player in training is… Lucas!
The Brazilian, our longest serving player, bagged last night in the FA Cup 3rd Round v Plymouth, his first goal since 2010 against Steaua Bucharest.
Getting on the end of Coutinho’s pinpoint cross, Lucas headed across the goal and into the net – but Klopp says this is a habit he has regularly at at Melwood!
“At the end of the last training session before every game, we play old against young,” Klopp told the Echo.
“Luc is top scoring of all of them, so I’m really surprised he hadn’t scored for that long.
“Now he is back on track!
“He is very, very loyal. He is a great personality, a good player and a really wonderful guy. I’m pretty sure he could be a good friend for the rest of the life.
“Sometimes he doesn’t play, and I wouldn’t say that’s his hobby. He is really important for us.”
Lucas won’t leave this January, but expect the midfielder/defender to depart in the summer once he’s racked up ten years at the club and has played his well earned testimonial.
Hopefully, the effort last night won’t be his seventh and final in red, but going by the wait we had – don’t be surprised!
We’re sure he’ll keep banging them in during training sessions, of course…