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Liverpool wait on Lucas injury

19 January 2014 18:39

Liverpool are facing an anxious wait to learn the full extent of an injury to Lucas Leiva.

The Brazil midfielder was withdrawn just 20 minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday as Brendan Rodgers' side were forced to come from two goals down.

Steven Gerrard's penalty eight minutes into the second half after Daniel Sturridge had reduced the deficit ultimately ensured that they left with a point, but afterwards Rodgers admitted concern for Lucas.

"He clashed knees with the opponent and felt a little click in his knee," the Liverpool boss said. "Hopefully it's not too serious but we won't know for the next 24-48 hours."

The news is the latest injury blow for Lucas, who reportedly left Anfield on crutches after the game.

The 27-year-old has had knee problems in the past and missed the second half of the 2011-12 season after damaging his cruciate ligament in a League Cup quarter-final against Chelsea.

He also missed three months last season, his first under Rodgers, after suffering a thigh complaint.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
18 January 2014
Game week
22
Kick-off
18:30
Half-time
1 - 2
Full-time
2 - 2
Venue
Anfield (Liverpool)
Attendance
44737

Goals

0 - 1
25' A. Weimann
 (assist by G. Agbonlahor)
0 - 2
36' C. Benteke
 (assist by G. Agbonlahor)
D. Sturridge 45'+2
(assist by J. Henderson) 
1 - 2
S. Gerrard (PG) 53'  
2 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
4
23 49'
6 16'
8 21'
16
15
7 88'
11
20 36'
10 25'
Coach: P. Lambert

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
21
24
1
6
9
12
34
# Player Bookings
29
18
14
9
12
13
22

Monday 22 September

Sunday 21 September

23:59
23:54
23:46
23:20
23:04
22:50
22:43
22:43
22:20
22:11
21:48
21:27
21:21
21:04
20:50
20:47
20:31
20:16
20:16
20:04
19:53
19:44
19:36
19:19
19:02
18:55
18:32
18:23
18:19
17:09
16:31
16:25
15:17
14:37
13:56
13:40
13:12
13:03
12:11
11:57
11:17
10:38
08:48
07:35
04:31
04:24
04:00
03:02
02:58
02:23
02:13
01:16
01:10
00:30
00:10
00:00

Saturday 20 September

23:48
23:37
23:28
23:27
23:18
23:18
22:49
22:42
22:29
22:21
22:19
21:58
21:54
21:51
21:31
21:09
21:04
20:53
20:52
20:45
20:41
20:09
20:00
19:55
19:49
19:37
19:29
19:20
19:11
18:57
18:26
18:09
18:03
18:01
18:00
17:52
17:26
17:20
17:08
15:46
15:40
15:22
15:16
15:08
14:58
14:07
12:42
12:09
11:34
11:03
07:13
05:19
04:04
03:20
02:42
01:31

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 5 +9 13
2 5 +6 10
3 5 +0 10
4 5 +4 9
5 5 +2 9
6 5 +3 8
7 5 +1 8
8 5 +1 7
9 5 +1 7
10 5 +0 6
11 5 -1 6
12 5 +1 5
13 5 -1 5
14 5 -2 5
15 5 -2 5
16 5 -4 5
17 5 -1 4
18 5 -8 4
19 5 -3 3
20 5 -6 3

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