LFCTV celebrated Lucas Leiva's decade on Merseyside in a brand new and exclusive documentary that premiered on Tuesday night.
And the 48-minute special, ‘Lucas: 10 Years a Red’, is now available to view on demand on LFCTV GO by clicking play above.
The programme explores Lucas’ early life in Brazil, where he grew up alongside sprawling cattle ranches in the sun-soaked city of Dourados. A place where he fell in love with football.
We chart his progress to a far foreign land with his arrival at Liverpool in the summer of 2007 - and cast an eye back on the 10 years which have earned him cult status on the Kop.
Lucas’ wife, Ariana, plays a key role in the documentary, shedding light from a personal perspective on the highs and the lows of her husband’s rollercoaster career.
Watch a trailer for the feature-length documentary
From the comfort of their kitchen, the couple reflect on the ups and downs, while their young children, Pedro and Valentina, make cameos of their own.
Lucas’ father, Jackson, looks back to the academy in Sao Paulo which helped nurture his son’s talents and the trial at Gremio which opened the door to a life in football.
We hear from former and current Liverpool coaches such as Rafael Benitez, Kenny Dalglish and Jürgen Klopp, while Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson pay tribute to a friend.
Gerrard says: “I just smile when I think of Lucas.
“I remember this kid turning up [at Melwood in 2007] with long hair. He was very polite, very respectful. He looked nervous and excited, as you can imagine.
“I think the making of Lucas, from the first moment I met him, has been how he’s overcome challenges and setbacks. He almost flexes his shoulders and says to himself: ‘Bring it on.’”
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