Previous
Georgia
Scotland
1
0
FT
Game Details
Germany
Poland
2
1
LIVE 64'
Game Details
Portugal
France
0
0
LIVE 59'
Game Details
Gibraltar
Republic of Ireland
0
3
ESPN3 LIVE 65'
Game Details
Faroe Islands
Northern Ireland
1
1
LIVE 61'
Game Details
United States
Peru
11:00 PM UTC
Game Details
Mexico
Trinidad and Tobago
ESPN3 2:00 AM UTC Sep 5, 2015
Game Details
Next

Tactical conundrum for Mancini

Inter Milan
Read

Lowe: Happy camp at Atletico

La Liga
Read

LIVE: U.S. vs. Peru - chat

Boot Room
Read
GeorgiaGeorgia
ScotlandScotland
1
0
FT
Game Details

Lucas praises Rodgers support

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says the support of new manager Brendan Rodgers has helped his recovery from injury.

Lucas, 25, spent seven months on the sidelines after damaging his cruciate ligament in November, but has returned to action during the club's North American tour.

The Brazil international revealed Rodgers, who replaced Kenny Dalglish last month, had given him a boost by informing him that he was in his plans.

He told the club's official website: "On my first day back in Liverpool, he spoke with me and said I was in his plans.

"Those words helped me to relax a little bit more because he was a new manager coming in and everyone wants to impress. I was coming back from an injury and knew I wouldn't be at the same level as the other players.

"It gave me the confidence to progress slowly, and I am really happy to have his support from the beginning.

"When a manager says great things about you, it always gives you extra confidence and motivation - but I was already motivated enough. I am at a big club and very happy to play for this club.

"It's just a question of time and being patient. He has been very important from the first day."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.