A video has emerged showing part of the speech Lucas Leiva gave at his anniversary dinner on Monday evening to mark his 10 years at Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp and all of the current first-team squad were at the celebration, inside the new Main Stand at Anfield, as were Lucas’ former team-mates Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, plus guests including Manchester City pair Pablo Zabaleta and Fernandinho.
Speaking on stage, Lucas said: “Many of you became close friends. I will always be here to help like I’ve been before, and I’m sure this group will have all the tools – like the gaffer says – to bring success to this club.
“I feel that we have a great group of players, a great group of people, and I’m sure in the near future we will have success together.”
Lucas Leiva delivers emotional speech during party to celebrate his 10 years at Liverpool! ❤️
The Brazilian Scouser! ?? ?
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— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) April 26, 2017
Lucas joined Liverpool from Gremio in 2007 and has since made 342 appearances for the Reds, though the 30-year-old’s long-term future at Anfield is in doubt with just over 12 months remaining on his contract.
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