Upset Liverpool fans react to Lucas injury on Twitter: Blessing in disguise…

The statistically-impressive Lucas Leiva could be out of action for a number of months, prompting Liverpool fans to plead for transfers on Twitter.

Recently, Here Is The City profiled Chelsea's latest recruit - Nemanja Matic - and compared the former Benfica midfield enforcer to a number of Premier League midfielders with, interestingly, Liverpool's under-rated asset Lucas Leiva coming out favourably.

On Saturday, January 18, Lucas was brought on as a second half substitute during the club's 2-2 tie with Aston Villa, but suffered a knee injury and was withdrawn just 20 minutes later. According to reports, he then left the stadium on crutches.

Perhaps worryingly, the player himself claimed to have heard his knee clicking, leading some to speculate that it could be ligament damage, which would see the 27-year-old sidelined for anywhere between six weeks and three months, potentially longer dependent on the severity of the injury.

PlayerTackleInterceptionDuel WonClearanceTouchesClean SheetAppsMins
Lucas 74 48 138 48 1,413 5 19 1,555

The statistics above indicate how effective Lucas has been in destroying the potential chances his opposition attempt to create and the significance of any layoff has left Liverpool fans cursing on Twitter, with some calling for an imminent replacement to be brought in during what time is left in the current transfer window. Any likely recruit could end up being Yann M'Vila, however, there has, as yet, been no approach.

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