As he joined the growing pool of players who have made 200 appearances for Liverpool, midfielder Lucas Leiva has expounded the benefits and importance of a squad packed with experience.
The Brazilian reached his double century for the Reds when he started the game against West Bromwich Albion on Monday — six years after joining the club.
Martin Skrtel passed the 200 landmark himself last month at Manchester United, while his defensive colleague Daniel Agger is two matches short of achieving the same feat.
With Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Pepe Reina in the many hundreds with regards to games for Liverpool, there is vast experience available to Brendan Rodgers. And Lucas considers that fact to be vital.
“When you look at the teams that win titles, they always have a core of players who know the club and have played together for a long time,” the 26-year-old explained to the LFC matchday program. ”So it’s important, especially with young players coming into the side. The experi...