Carlos Alberto Parreira: Lucas Leiva can make Brazil World Cup squad
The technical director of the Brazilian national team has given the Liverpool midfielder hope of making the squad for this year’s World Cup.
Lucas Leiva is back from a knee injury and Carlos Alberto Parreira thinks it's vital that the 27-year-old plays as much as possible to be in contention for when the squad is announced before the tournament starts in June.
"I have talked with Lucas Leiva, we hope he plays at a high level again so we can think of calling him up for the World Cup," said the 71-year-old.
"There is nothing certain yet, but he is a player we have called up previously who did well and then was unlucky and got injured."
"You saw that bad luck happened with Victor Valdes and Radamel Falcao and it will happen again until the World Cup, but hopefully not with us."