Liverpool starlet target earns Ronaldinho plaudits

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Liverpool starlet target Lucas impressed for Brazil last night in their 2-0 win over Argentina.

The Sao Paolo forward capped off a fine display with a wonderful individual goal nine minutes into the second-half, picking up the ball inside his own half and beating the keeper with a low finish.

Neymar added to the scoring in the 76th minute when Neymar slotted home from close range following a low cross from Diego Souza.

Whilst the visiting Argentina side was made-up of relatively unknown youth players, the samba stars were boosted by veteran Ronaldinho, who wore the armband for Mano Menezes' side as is seen as a mentor to some of the rising crop of talent.

"It's wonderful to play with Neymar and Lucas, the young talents ... I was called here for that, to give support to these young people," said Ronaldinho post-match.

The pair have both been linked with moves to England in recent months, with The Sun claiming in June that Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish was tracking the player.


Reports claimed the Reds were considering a £9 million offer to bring the player to Anfield, although PSG were offering competition to Liverpool for the teenager's signature.

It was also claimed that compatriots Lucas Leiva and Fabio Aurelio could be key to Liverpool luring the player to Merseyside ahead of other possible destinations.

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