Lucas: The team is winning
Liverpool midfielder Lucas hopes yesterday's stunning victory over Chelsea can prove a turning point on both a club level and personal level.
The Reds are now finally in the top half of the 2010/11 Premier League after 11 games and the manner of their 2-0 Anfield success over reigning champions Chelsea is sure to breed confidence. Double goalscorer
And for Lucas too, the match could mark an important staging post in his Anfield career. The 23-year-old Brazilian produced one of the best performances of his three years at Anfield with a bustling all-round display.
"I think we believed in our team, that was the main thing," said Lucas. "We played with intensity, everyone could see how intense all the team played."
"I am getting older and I think I am getting better. When you get more experienced you feel important and you want to do more. In the last few games I have been really pleased with the way I am playing. The team is winning and when the team is winning everyone has a better performance," the Brazilian said.
Lucas was often given a holding job by former manager
"It is good to see Brazilian players are not just tricks and you can do a 'dirty' job for the team. That is what I am trying to do, to do the job defensive and try to get forward when I can.
"As a player I am trying to be consistent. This season I am getting better, I will just keep the same level and try to be in the team all the time," he said.
Liverpool were in the bottom three just over a week ago but are now looking upwards after three successive victories. They will now look to maintain their revival as they make the short trip to Wigan on Wednesday.