The midfielder has been sidelined since picking up a knee ligament injury in January but is determined to force his way back into the Selecao squad
Liverpool ace Lucas Leiva is hoping to end the Premier League season on a high to boost his hopes of representing Brazil at the World Cup.
The midfielder has been featured for the Reds' first team since sustaining a knee ligament injury in the 2-2 draw with Aston Villa at Anfield in January.
However, Lucas played 90 minutes for Liverpool Under-21s last Friday and the 27-year-old is now looking to help Brendan Rodgers' side claim a top-four finish in the Premier League as he bids to be part of the hosts' World Cup squad.
"I was lucky that I wasn't out for a long time and I'm now looking forward to first-team action," Lucas told this club's official website.
"Hopefully, I'll be able to help the team again for the next 10 games because we know how important they are.
"It's a massive two months for me especially looking towards the World Cup at the end of the season as well, so I can't afford to miss many more games.
"I knew the injury wasn't too bad. I knew something happened but of course I was disappointed I wouldn't be able to make the last international game [against South Africa].
"When you are out of the international team and squad there is always someone else who will have a chance to impress, the competition for places in the Brazil squad is so big, so that's why I'm really confident that if I have a good two months ahead then I will have a chance to play at the World Cup.