Lucas nearing Reds return

  • Last Updated: November 1 2012, 16:36 GMT

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed midfielder Lucas Leiva is on track to return from a thigh injury later this month.

Lucas Leiva: Could return later this month

The Brazil international has played just four times this season having been sidelined since November after an cruciate knee ligament operation.

"Lucas has been out on the field in the last week or so which is great," Rodgers told the Liverpool Daily Post.

"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."

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