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Having not featured for the Merseyside club since last November, the Brazilian midfielder is set to make his comeback on the Reds' tour of the United States

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva is set to make his return from injury during their tour of the United States, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 25-year-old was a regular member of the first team, but has been out since sustaining an anterior cruciate ligament injury last November.

However, the midfielder is two months ahead of schedule and with friendlies against Toronto, Roma and Tottenham coming up in the next 10 days, Reds boss Rodgers hopes the Brazilian will play some part.

"He'll have some involvement. He's still got some way to go to get back to where he was before the injury but he's back two months early." Rodgers told

"This is normally a nine-month injury. He's been back in seven, and that's great credit to his work and the work of the medics here.

"He's done very, very well and is working very hard. We can feed him into some of the games and increase his mental capacity to improve, because obviously it was a serious injury.

"He's a great guy, he loves his football, loves this club, and he's making great progress."

When asked whether Lucas could play a part against  MLS side Toronto FC in Canada on Saturday, Rodgers didn’t give too much away.

"We shall see," he added. "The maximum any player will play on Saturday is 45 minutes."