On this day in 2007 Lucas Leiva became a Liverpool player.

Signing for the Reds from Brazilian side Grêmio for £5 million, Lucas came to Liverpool as the highly rated captain on Brazil’s under 20 side and the youngest ever winner of the Bola de Ouro, an honour awarded to the best player in the Brazilian league. 

Throughout his time at Liverpool, Lucas has played 344 games, scoring but 7 goals in that time. After spending 10 years at the club Lucas is currently the longest serving member of Jürgen Klopp’s squad, an achievement he recently received recognition for, being given the Special Recognition award at Liverpool’s 2016/17 end of season awards.