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Rodgers flags Leiva comeback

1 November 2012 19:34

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed Lucas Leiva is approximately three weeks away from a return to first-team action.

The Brazilian midfielder missed seven months of football with a cruciate knee ligament injury last season and saw his return cut short after he suffered a thigh muscle tear during a clash with Manchester City in August.

However, the 25-year-old is almost back to full training and could now even be fit in time for the clash with Tottenham at White Hart Lane on November 28.

"Lucas has been out on the field in the last week or so which is great," Rodgers told the club's official website.

"He's not doing multi-directional movements yet but he's doing a lot of straight-line running and endurance work.

"I'm anticipating maybe another three weeks but his professionalism is great and he'll get back probably sooner than is anticipated."

Liverpool have endured a difficult start to the new Premier League campaign, having picked up just 10 points from their opening nine games.

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
10 12 -1 17
11 12 -2 15
12 12 -3 14
13 12 -4 13
14 12 -7 13

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