Lucas signs new deal at Liverpool

Brazil midfielder Lucas Leiva has signed a new contract with

Premier League club Liverpool.

The Reds did not specify the length of the deal, only saying it

was a ”long-term contract” that ”secures his future” with the


The 24-year-old Lucas, whose previous deal had just over a year

to run, is enjoying his best season for Liverpool since joining

from Brazilian side Gremio in 2007.

Lucas, who is a regular member of Brazil’s first team, said

Wednesday that ”it was an easy decision because I know how big

Liverpool is and I can see Liverpool are committed to me and are

planning for a future with me.”