Liverpool have been on a terrific run of form recently, beating Chelsea twice and drawing with Manchester City in the past two weeks. This run would not have been possible without one man in particular, Lucas Leiva.
In his past few games, he has been the engine in the Liverpool midfield, making constant interceptions and tackles. He has the best successful tackle record in the league and has also greatly improved his passing game.
He has become an offensive, as well as a defensive, asset. After seeing the match against Manchester City, a thought struck me.
How would Liverpool cope if Lucas was to get injured? Then, the worst possible situation occurred.
In the Carling cup game against Chelsea, Lucas was playing a stormer until, when going in for a tackle, he injured his anterior cruciate ligament.
He has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
In this slideshow, I will explore the ways Liverpool may deal with his injury.
Please enjoy and voice your opinion in the comments.