In an interview with the Liverpool club wesbite, Leiva said: “Liverpool as a club and Liverpool as a city is a unique place. I think it’s different from everywhere.”
“The fans are a big part of the club, probably the most important part of the club, and without them Liverpool wouldn’t be the same club I would say.”
“Thank you for all the support, especially in difficult times, that’s when it means a lot. We all know that Liverpool fans are really special and they were always here for me.”
“I’ll always be watching and supporting Liverpool and for sure I’ll be back, in the city to visit friends and watch games in the future.”
Lucas was Liverpool’s longest-serving player before completing his move to Serie A, having made 345 appearances since joining the club from Gremio in 2007 for £5m.