Watch: Lucas Leiva gives passionate speech about his 10 years at Anfield
A video has emerged showing part of the speech Lucas Leiva gave at his anniversary dinner 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! ❤️
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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.