The former Liverpool midfielder, Lucas Leiva, has introduced his retirement from soccer on the age of 36 because of a center situation.
The Brazil global performed just about 600 video games in his 17-year membership occupation. Lucas joined Liverpool in 2007, staying at Anfield for 10 years ahead of transferring to Serie A in 2017, the place he performed for 5 seasons with Lazio.
Lucas returned remaining summer season to his boyhood membership, Grêmio, making 17 appearances and scoring 3 objectives for the Brazilian facet ahead of being sidelined in December, when he used to be recognized with a center factor after regimen checks.
On Friday, Lucas introduced that the problem has introduced a untimely finish to his occupation. “I would like to thank Grêmio for all the support in these three months,” he informed a information convention. “Today I am announcing my retirement. It’s been a difficult period.”
“I’m ending where I would like, not the way I would like. But I am sure a new cycle will begin. I had a lot of hope that [the issue] could be reversed, but it was not the case. My health comes first.
In a social media post, Lucas added: “The day has come to say goodbye to the field. I confess that it came from greater forces, but I look back and can only be thankful for the career I built. In 2007 I transferred to the giant [club’] Liverpool, which was part of my life for 10 years.
“It is with great pride that I can say that today Liverpool is my home,” Lucas endured. “I’m proud to be an English citizen and along with my family, I’m [a] Scouser!”
In a observation posted on Twitter, Liverpool mentioned: We’re all with you, @LucasLeiva87. Congratulations on an excellent occupation and we would like you the easiest on your subsequent bankruptcy.”
Signed from Grêmio for £6m in 2007, Lucas changed into a well-liked member of the Liverpool crew as a defensive midfielder, incomes a League Cup winner’s medal in 2012 and serving to the membership succeed in the 2016 Europa League ultimate.
The Brazilian, who gained the South American under-20 championship in 2007, additionally earned 24 global caps and gained the Coppa Italia with Lazio in 2019.