Snubbed Liverpool star posts holiday pic as Brazil falter at World Cup

Lucas Leiva is enjoying his time away from the game with a trip to the USA.

Brazil's party was, temporarily at least, put on hold yesterday, as Mexico held them to a goalless draw in their second group match of the competition. While Brazil's performance could have certainly been better, they were probably deserving of a win. Unfortunately for them they came up against a man possessed in Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa.

He made several stunning saves to deny Selecao the win last night, including one from Neymar that the Brazilian public are suggesting was similar to Gordon Banks' sensational save from Pele header.

So the Brazilian charge has floundered slightly - but one player who was ignored by Luiz Felipe Scolari didn't seem to be letting his countries 0-0 draw get to him.

Liverpool's Brazilian contingent were left forlorn by the Brazilian selection this summer - as Lucas Leiva and Philippe Coutinho were both overlooked for the competition.

Lucas, who has 24 caps for the Brazilian national team, was overlooked after an injury struck campaign at Anfield.

But he has used the time to get away from his injury woe, and the continued links with a move away from the club, by going on holiday. He posted a picture on Instagram of himself enjoying his time in Miami last night, just as Brazil suffered their 0-0 draw with rivals Mexico.

But we are sure he was as gutted as any Brazilian that they could not find a way beyond the impressive Ochoa.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch