LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that Lucas Leiva will make his comeback during the current tour of North America.
The Brazilian midfielder, who was sidelined last November by a cruciate ligament injury, will play some part in the friendlies against Toronto, Roma and Spurs.
“Lucas will have some involvement,” Rodgers said. “He's still got some way to go to get back to where he was before the injury but he's back two months early.
“This is normally a nine-month injury. He's been back in seven, and that's great credit to his work and the work of the medics here.
“We can feed him into some of the games and increase his mental capacity to improve because obviously it was a serious injury. He's a great guy, he loves his football, loves this club, and he's making great progress.”