Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva steps up his rehabilitation

The midfielder will hoping to force his way into Brazil's World Cup squad - Action Images

The Brazilian midfielder will not be ready in time to face Southampton on Saturday but has returned to first-team training.

Manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed on Thursday that the 27-year-old has rejoined the squad as he continues his rehabilitation from a knee problem.

The Brazil international is ahead of schedule in his recovery.

"Lucas Leiva rejoined the group today, which was great," said the Liverpool manager.

 



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September 02, 2014
19:34Barcelona Director of Football Andoni Zubizarreta insists there are no problems with Neymar
19:24Barcelona Director of Football Andoni Zubizarreta confirms Daniel Alves's contract expires in June 2015
17:51Porto complete the signing of Internacional midfielder Otávio
15:31Amauri hopes to win over Torino fans with a goal in the Derby della Mole against former club Juventus
15:16Amauri ready for "new adventure" with Torino
13:03Neymar sets sights on new cycle with Brazil
12:10Filipe Luis is looking forward to a new chance with Brazil
11:17Neymar praised by Zuniga ahead of friendly
11:02Filipe Luis: We need to recuperate identity
10:40Hulk injured for up to six weeks
09:30Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes wishes Sandro luck at Queens Park Rangers
09:00Sandro thanks Tottenham Hotspur fans following move to Queens Park Rangers
08:30Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp hails new signing Sandro
08:00New Queens Park Rangers midfielder Sandro looking forward to working with Harry Redknapp again
07:29Sandro completes transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Queens Park Rangers
September 01, 2014
22:12Diego and Tardelli and Elias Say Brazil Must Move On
21:41Cruzeiro Hold Out on Monaco for Everton Ribeiro
21:13Robinho Happy to be Back in Brazil Squad
21:01Palmeiras Sack Ricardo Gareca as coach
20:34QPR Interested in Tottenham's Sandro
19:17Report: Marseille close in on a deal for Botafogo defender Dória
19:00Defender Bressan "wanted to stay" at Grêmio despite reported Queens Park Rangers interest
18:19Milan loan Brazil international Gabriel to Serie B side Carpi
18:03Brasileirão Round 18 summary: Erik hat-trick helps Goiás to much needed win over Atlético Paranaense
15:25Agent confirms talks between Parma and Torino over veteran forward Amauri
August 31, 2014
22:54Daniel Alves admits this season is "vital" for him
22:43Report: Lazio close in on deal for Botafogo defender Dória
22:16Josep Maria Bartomeu doesn't believe Douglas arrival with affect Daniel Alves
22:13Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu explains Douglas purchase
22:07Leeds United complete the signing of Cagliari loanee Adryan
August 30, 2014
23:15Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho disappointed with Everton treatment of Diego Costa
23:08Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hails clinical Diego Costa
23:05Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp hails new Chelsea striker Diego Costa
22:54Udinese complete signing of São Paulo midfielder Lucas Evangelista
10:51Report: Udinese hold talks with Parma over forward Amauri
August 29, 2014
22:45Neto named in Fiorentina squad for Roma clash
22:34Report: Galatasaray favourites to sign São Paulo loanee Alexandre Pato
22:27Dunga expects Brazil to recover
22:22Dunga wants Santos Neymar
22:17Agent confirms Roma have offered a contract to free agent Nilmar
21:23Chelsea manager José Mourinho: Diego Costa is a big doubt for Everton clash
20:53Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho discusses his hectic past 18 months
20:42Tottenham Hotspur’s Paulinho hails win over AEL Limassol and discusses importance of first goal of the season
20:20Sandro admits Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League victory was ‘comfortable’
20:13Paulinho and Sandro shine as Tottenham Hotspur progress in Europa League
August 28, 2014
21:40Dante discusses difficulty Bayern Munich will have trying to win Bundesliga and Champions League
21:08Dropped Dante believes Dunga is right man for Brazil
19:38Bayern Munich’s Dante: Neymar is only going to get better
19:19Report: Chelsea’s Diego Costa set for spell on sidelines
19:02Sandro is very ‘unlikely’ to leave Tottenham Hotspur
August 29, 2014
22:27Dunga expects Brazil to recover
August 20, 2014
16:56Interim Brazil Assistant Coach Mauro Silva believes Dunga is the right man to revive the Seleção
August 12, 2014
23:04Brazil Under-20 Head Coach Alexandre Gallo intrigued by World Cup tactical trends
23:00Selecao Under-20 Head Coach Alexandre Gallo believes it will be difficult for Brazil to collectively improve
18:03Brazilian flair to win European Fantasy League in 2014/15
August 11, 2014
23:19Under-20 Head Coach Alexandre Gallo compares Brazil with Germany
August 09, 2014
22:34Alexandre Gallo: Germany an example, but Brazilians don't have the same patience
August 08, 2014
22:47Brazil Under-20 Head Coach Alexandre Gallo hopes more attention will be paid to youth system
August 07, 2014
13:27Dunga takes Brazil back to the future
July 23, 2014
17:02Napoli goalkeeper Rafael Cabral hoping for Seleção return under Dunga
July 19, 2014
23:19Gerard Houllier explains why Lionel Messi was awarded the Golden Ball
23:13Neymar believes Brazil can learn from Germany and Spain
23:07Italian referee Nicola Rizzoli welcomes introduction of vanishing spray into Serie A after World Cup success
July 14, 2014
23:57FIFA President Sepp Blatter denies involvement in selection of Lionel Messi as Golden Ball winner
23:48FIFA Secretary-General Jérôme Valcke expects Russia and Qatar World Cups to match Brazil
23:13Maicon philosophical over Brazil World Cup disappointment
July 13, 2014
23:44Fred hopes Fluminense will give him time off after World Cup disappointment
23:41Fred confirms he has retired from international football
09:54Sambafoot Sunday: Brazil's 2014 World Cup Fallout: New Failures
July 12, 2014
23:51Joachim Low: Germany can be the first European nation to win in Latin America
23:48Dunga: Germany played as a unit
23:44Thiago Silva left frustrated by Netherlands defeat
23:35Oscar has "horrible feeling" after Netherlands defeat
July 11, 2014
22:50Germany forward Thomas Muller looking forward to playing in the Maracana
July 09, 2014
23:55Neymar agent Wagner Ribeiro makes astonishing attack of Luiz Felipe Scolari
23:51Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari insists Germany defeat "not all bad"
23:48Cafu refused entry to Brazil dressing room after Germany defeat
15:30Tim Vickery Column: A look at Brazil’s capitulation against Germany and what now for Luiz Felipe Scolari
July 08, 2014
23:59Luiz Felipe Scolari: “Who is responsible for this result? I am, it’s me”
23:55Germany forward Miroslav Klose "truly happy" to break Ronaldo's World Cup scoring record
23:50Julio Cesar struggles to comprehend Brazil defeat
23:39Brazil 1-7 Germany: Ruthless Germany tear Seleção apart to secure historic semi-final victory
23:29Brazil 1-7 Germany: Player ratings
20:10Brazil v Germany: line-ups
July 07, 2014
22:25Brazil legend Amarildo believes Neymar absence could work to the Selecao's advantage against Germany
22:22Germany Head Coach Joachim Low wary of "robust" Brazil
22:05Maicon disappointed with refereeing on Neymar challenge
July 06, 2014
09:25Sambafoot Sunday: Ney Problem - Can Brazil Cope Without Neymar?
July 05, 2014
23:45Argentina forward Lionel Messi aiming for the World Cup final
23:30Medic insists vertebra injury will not compromise Neymar’s career
July 04, 2014
23:59Thiago Silva defends emotional Brazil
23:55James Rodriguez: David Luiz told me I was a good player
23:50David Luiz looks forward to "classic" encounter with Germany
23:47David Luiz: Colombia would have gone further if they “hadn't come up against Brazil”
15:34Luiz Felipe Scolari feels Brazil’s lack of a rivalry with Colombia will allow his players to be “more at ease'
July 03, 2014
18:58Brazil v Colombia – Preview
July 02, 2014
22:14Neymar confirms he is fit to face Colombia
22:10Colombia Head Coach Jose Pekerman confident his side can upset Brazil
22:06Neymar insists he can fit in any formation amid rumours that Luiz Felipe Scolari will switch to a 3-5-2 against Colombia
22:02Neymar happy for Brazil to win 1-0 against Colombia
June 26, 2014
14:33Report: Flamengo one of eight clubs who have enquired about loaning Internazionale midfielder Rubén Botta
June 16, 2014
11:35Brazil Head Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari backs Portugal to recovery from heavy Germany defeat
June 09, 2014
23:18Italy forward Lorenzo Insigne insists Italy’s poor defending in victory against Fluminense is “not important”
23:12Italy forward Ciro Immobile “excited” with hat-trick against Fluminense
22:56Italy Head Coach Cesare Prandelli pleased with Fluminense victory
22:52Italy Head Coach Cesare Prandelli delighted with Brazilian support
June 07, 2014
23:32Italy line up confirmed for Fluminense friendly
May 19, 2014
22:13Portugal Manager Paulo Bento names his 23-man 2014 FIFA World Cup squad
May 18, 2014
19:09Sambafoot Sunday: Botafogo's Shaky Start to 2014
April 13, 2014
08:34Sambafoot Sunday: Brazilian Clubs' Libertadores Numbers Game
April 06, 2014
09:20Sambafoot Sunday: Atlético Mineiro's Anelka Interest Should be the Norm
February 14, 2014
12:23Shakhtar Donetsk: President decided to support Maicon’s family
February 09, 2014
09:25Sambafoot Sunday: Where’s Wallyson? Botafogo find their new hero post-Seedorf
January 26, 2014
10:09Sambafoot Sunday: Cruciate curse affects Seleção hopes of three midfielders
December 01, 2013
13:36Sambafoot Sunday: Could Éverton Ribeiro Crack Europe?
November 25, 2013
11:39Brasileirão Week 36 round up: Vasco shock champions to stay in contention while defeat leaves Ponte Preta on the brink
November 24, 2013
10:17Sambafoot Sunday: Palmeiras Promoted with Chapecoense in Tow
November 17, 2013
12:00Palmeiras secure Brasileirão Série B title with 3-0 win against Boa Esporte
November 12, 2013
08:42Relegation threatened Fluminense sack head coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo
November 10, 2013
12:59Sambafoot Sunday: Atlético Paranaense's hurricane season
November 09, 2013
10:05Drummer angers Flamengo fans
November 04, 2013
13:04Brasileirão week 32 round-up: Big win for Vasco as in-form Goiás maintain top four push
November 03, 2013
17:31Sambafoot Sunday: Surprise Packages in the 2013 Brasileirão
October 28, 2013
11:31Brasileirão Week 31 round up: Vital win for Ponte Preta while Goiás maintain top four push
October 21, 2013
13:21Olympique Marseille without defender Lucas Mendes for Napoli fixture
12:12Injury rules Bayern Munich defender Dante out of Viktoria Plzeň tie
October 20, 2013
23:50São Paulo president Juvenal Juvêncio admits interest in Lucas Moura loan return
October 18, 2013
11:47Diego Maradona dispute’s Pelé’s FIFA recognition
09:04Del Bosque: Costa approach no insult to current strikers
October 17, 2013
21:43Hard work is paying off insists Bayern Munich defender Rafinha
13:17Rodrigo Lasmar: Ronaldinho on track to be fit for the Club World Cup
October 16, 2013
19:53Report: Tottenham Hotspur set to offer Paulinho extended deal
09:12Report: São Paulo could terminate Lúcio’s contract if injury concerns prevail
October 13, 2013
18:32Brasileirão: Grêmio slip up as Vitoria and Santos grab victories
14:49Vanderlei Luxemburgo: ‘Simulation part of football’
October 09, 2013
20:37Mineiro learn Club World Cup fate
October 06, 2013
22:39Oswaldo de Oliveira in hospital after Botafogo defeat
11:55Sambafoot Sunday: Cruzeiro cruising at the top of the Brasileirão
October 04, 2013
23:52Internacional manager Dunga sacked
September 14, 2013
14:29Guerrero: Corinthians can still be champions
September 11, 2013
20:49Roberto Carlos: Anzhi could collapse
14:57Exeter City play down Brazil fears
September 07, 2013
14:12Atlético Madrid's Filipe Luis: Barca-Madrid dominance an injustice
September 06, 2013
19:04Santos announce tour of South East Asia
18:42São Paulo slump to defeat as Rogerio Ceni misses penalty
September 05, 2013
19:17Cruzeiro go four points clear after defeating Bahia
18:43Romário and Maradona fight against CONMEBOL corruption
September 03, 2013
21:29Marcelo Mattos says Botafogo will overcome difficulties
20:54Réver believes Atlético Mineiro can challenge for Brazilian title
September 02, 2013
23:21São Paulo to honour Brazil legend Leonidas da Silva
September 02, 2014
19:34Barcelona Director of Football Andoni Zubizarreta insists there are no problems with Neymar
19:24Barcelona Director of Football Andoni Zubizarreta confirms Daniel Alves's contract expires in June 2015
17:51Porto complete the signing of Internacional midfielder Otávio
15:31Amauri hopes to win over Torino fans with a goal in the Derby della Mole against former club Juventus
15:16Amauri ready for "new adventure" with Torino
September 01, 2014
19:17Report: Marseille close in on a deal for Botafogo defender Dória
19:00Defender Bressan "wanted to stay" at Grêmio despite reported Queens Park Rangers interest
18:19Milan loan Brazil international Gabriel to Serie B side Carpi
18:03Brasileirão Round 18 summary: Erik hat-trick helps Goiás to much needed win over Atlético Paranaense
15:25Agent confirms talks between Parma and Torino over veteran forward Amauri
August 31, 2014
22:54Daniel Alves admits this season is "vital" for him
22:43Report: Lazio close in on deal for Botafogo defender Dória
22:16Josep Maria Bartomeu doesn't believe Douglas arrival with affect Daniel Alves
22:13Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu explains Douglas purchase
22:07Leeds United complete the signing of Cagliari loanee Adryan
August 30, 2014
23:15Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho disappointed with Everton treatment of Diego Costa
23:08Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho hails clinical Diego Costa
23:05Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp hails new Chelsea striker Diego Costa
22:54Udinese complete signing of São Paulo midfielder Lucas Evangelista
10:51Report: Udinese hold talks with Parma over forward Amauri
August 29, 2014
22:45Neto named in Fiorentina squad for Roma clash
22:34Report: Galatasaray favourites to sign São Paulo loanee Alexandre Pato
22:22Dunga wants Santos Neymar
22:17Agent confirms Roma have offered a contract to free agent Nilmar
August 27, 2014
23:51New Barcelona signing Douglas admits he is yet to talk to the Brazilians already at the club
23:41Defender Douglas "very happy" to be at Barcelona
23:36Internazionale defender Juan Jesus insists Head Coach Walter Mazzarri is focused on Stjarnan
23:26Internazionale defender Juan Jesus determined not to underestimate Stjarnan
August 26, 2014
22:46FC Zenit Head Coach Andre Villas Boas praises Hulk after Standard win
22:31Report: Free agent Ronaldinho in talks to join Palmeiras
22:23Marcelo: Cristiano Ronaldo always scores
22:13Palermo announce the signing of Santos full-back Emerson on loan
15:00Marcelo insists Real Madrid must improve after hard-fought Cordoba win
August 25, 2014
22:40Report: Arsenal ready to make bid for VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Luiz Gustavo
22:32Report: Napoli to push for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro even if they lose to Athletic Bilbao
22:26Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva happy to leave his future in the hands of his agents
22:23Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva hoping for move to Europe
August 24, 2014
22:28Report: Barcelona set to close deal for Sao Paulo defender Douglas
15:39Report: Fred, Jô and Leandro Damião considered by Milan as replacements for Liverpool-bound Mario Balotelli
15:00Santos Head Coach Oswaldo Oliveira denies Robinho is injured
11:45Report: Santos defender Emerson has medical ahead of loan switch to Palermo
August 23, 2014
22:52Mauro Silva impressed with tactical adjustments at this summer's World Cup
22:46Former Brazil international Mauro Silva wants the Brasileirão to be improved
22:39Report: Napoli push for Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Sandro
22:32Report: Napoli close in on deal for Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva
22:23Fiorentina Head Coach Vincenzo Montella confirms desire for new midfielder amid links to Shakhtar Donetsk's Fernando
August 22, 2014
23:18Former Brazil international Sócrates blamed politics for short stint in Serie A with Fiorentina
23:06Agent of Cruzeiro midfielder Lucas Silva confirms contact with Internazionale and Manchester United
22:48Report: Cagliari have €1.5 million for Gremio defender Werley rejected
22:38Adryan still committed to Cagliari despite Leeds United links
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