Liverpool sells Lucas Leiva to Italy’s Lazio

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London, July 19 (IANS) English football giants Liverpool have announced that Brazilian international Lucas Leiva was headed to Italian club Lazio on a permanent transfer after a 10-year stint at Anfield.

The English Premier League (EPL) club said Lucas passed the medical tests for Lazio on Tuesday, reports Efe.

“Liverpool as a club and Liverpool as a city is a unique place. I think it’s different from everywhere,” the 30-year-old Lucas said in comments posted on his former team’s Web site.

“The fans are a big part of the club, probably the most important part of the club, and without them Liverpool wouldn’t be the same club I would say,” he added.

“Thank you for all the support, especially in difficult times, that’s when it means a lot. We all know that Liverpool fans are really special and they were always here for me,” Leiva said.

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News of the deal for Leiva comes days after Lazio sold Argentina’s Lucas Biglia to AC Milan.

–IANS

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