Lucas Leiva ruled out for the rest of the season

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The extent of Lucas Leiva’s knee injury has been revealed and Wednesday’s scan results has confirmed the Brazilian has anterior cruciate ligament damage to his left knee.

Lucas will now undergo surgery which ultimately means he’ll miss the rest of the season.

The influential midfielder underwent the scan on Wednesday afternoon to assess the injury to his knee sustained during our 2-0 victory over Chelsea in the Carling Cup on Tuesday evening when he collided with Chelsea‘s Spanish midfielder Juan Mata and immediately pulled up clutching his left knee.

Lucas had been in impressive form so far this season and has grown into the role of Liverpool’s main defensive midfielder starting 12 League games out of 13 this season.

Liverpool are still waiting for news of Liverpool’s captain Steven Gerrard’s return who is still working his way back to fitness following an ankle infection and no date has been set for when he will return.

Lucas’ absence provides an opportunity for fellow midfielders Jay Spearing, Jordan Henderson and Jonjo Shelvey – who was recalled from loan at Blackpool yesterday.

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