Lucas hails the Dalglish revolution

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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has described the visible improvement at the club in the short time since Kenny Dalglish took over from Roy Hodgson as manager earlier this month.

Although the Reds have only won once since Dalglish’s arrival, losing twice, and drawing the Merseyside Derby at Anfield, the performances have been much more positive.

The Brazilian international says the atmosphere at the club has improved, and that has a positive effect on the pitch.

Ahead of tonight’s Premier League clash with Fulham at Anfield, where Liverpool go looking for three points which would move them up to 7th, Lucas said, “At the moment I think we would not be clever if we start to talk too much about Champions League or Europa League.

“The feeling is much better now after we worked really hard to get the win and away from home as our record is not the best.

“But I think we deserved it with the way we played, and hopefully we will keep the same level in the next few games.

“When a manager changes, we have to start from zero again, so everyone wanted to prove that we wanted to be part of the team.

“I’m happy the way I’m playing, everyone knows how hard it was for me in the first two seasons, but everyone can see I’ve improved a lot. The only way to keep this up is working and to try and help the team every game.”

Liverpool vs Fulham gets underway at 8pm tonight at Anfield. Stay tuned to This Is Anfield for team news and match updates.

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