Date: 21st April 2016 at 5:49pm
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Name: Lucas Leiva
Position: Midfielder
At the club since: 2007

Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

Lucas hasn’t scored for Liverpool since September 6, 2010 during the Reds’ 4-1 victory over Steaua Bucharest – Photo: Simon Stacpoole / Offside.

The Brazil international proudly ranks as the Reds’ current longest-serving player as he draws a close on his ninth season as a Liverpool player.

The 29-year-old, who has 24 international caps for his country, arrived at Anfield from Gremio back in July 2007 after sealing a £5m switch to the English top-flight.

Lucas, who lifted the League Cup with Liverpool during the 2011-12 campaign, has made over 300 first-team appearances for the Merseyside outfit since leaving his home country, scoring six goals and providing 17 assists in the process.

With Liverpool currently sitting seventh in the Premier League table and through to the semi-finals of the Europa League, the defensive midfielder has featured 34 times in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s side so far this season.

Despite never being renowned for chipping in with a handful of goals or setting up his attacking teammates, Lucas’ impact in the centre of the field is unquestionable given his work rate, commitment and tough tackling.

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