Brazil ace delighted with comeback
Lucas made an earlier-than-expected return to action when he played the last 15 minutes of Liverpool's 1-1 friendly draw in Toronto.
The Brazilian midfielder has been out since November with an anterior cruciate ligament injury and was initially not expected back until September. However, the 25-year-old has made a quick recovery and came on for the last quarter of an hour in Brendan Rodgers' first game in charge in Canada as the Reds were held to a 1-1 draw. Afterwards, Lucas admitted his delight at playing again and he is now expected to get more game-time as he builds up his fitness in the upcoming friendlies against Roma and Spurs on the club's US tour. ''Very happy to be back playing with the RED shirt,'' Lucas said on Twitter. Young striker Adam Morgan equalised for Rodgers' side after they had fallen behind in the second half against the MLS outfit. Rodgers fielded two different XI's in each half with first-team regulars Jamie Carragher, Jose Enrique, Martin Skrtel, Jay Spearing and Jonjo Shelvey all featuring alongside fringe players like Dani Pacheco, Nathan Eccleston, Suso and Morgan, who were all out to impress the new boss. Joe Cole and Alberto Aquilani were also given 45-minute run-outs as they look to force their way into Rodgers' plans following loan spells away from Anfield.