• Brazilian says he watched how Gerrard, Alonso and Reina behaved• Lucas desperate to win FA Cup to rid himself of unwanted recordLucas Leiva’s take on the controversy at present surrounding Raheem Sterling’s leisure time activities is that footballers should be role models – for each other. Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder is reluctant to list himself among the club’s senior professionals, although he has been there for eight years, but his advice to younger players is to do what he did and learn from the established names in the dressing room.“I was very young when I came here and, when I looked around, I would see Steven Gerrard, Xabi Alonso or Pepe Reina and how they conducted themselves,” he says. “They were real role models. They were successful not just because of their talent but because they did things the right way. These days it is hard to give any kind of advice to young players because they have so many people around them. Ten years ago you had more space. Now you have to be extra careful because everyone is filming or taking pictures on their phones. All I would say is don’t get carried away by it all, just watch and learn from the players you respect.” Continue reading…Details
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