?Lucas Leiva may have left Gremio for Liverpool almost a decade ago, but the ex-Rei de Copas starlet certainly hasn’t forgotten his roots.
The midfield enforcer took to his official Instagram account to goad Gremio’s local rivals Internacional after the latter were beaten by Brazilian minnows Novo Hamburgo in the 2017 Gaucho Cup final on penalties – and Lucas was the beneficiary of one particular fish who was too enticed to bite back.
Edenilson, on loan at Internacional from Udinese, fired back at the Reds veteran by accusing the 30-year-old of having too much time on his hands due to his apparent lack of game time:
Edenilson wrote: “Have you learned English there [at Liverpool] already, @leivalucas? That’s why you went there, wasn’t it? Because I only see Coutinho and Firmino playing. You don’t need this kind of thing.”
Lucas, however, wasn’t going to take riposte lying down, and replied with his own jibe that will leave Liverpool fans thinking “Oh snap”!
He said: “I’ve already learned English and I’ve already played 350 games for Liverpool, my friend.
Lucas Leiva has the same amount of PL assists (3) this season as:
– Paul Pogba
– Riyad Mahrez
– Juan Mata
– Olivier Giroud
— Mootaz (@Mootaz_LFC) May 1, 2017
“The joke is a part of it and I understand you’re upset, but I have the right to mock my red mates. Stay strong and good luck.
“Another thing, my friend. Since I don’t get to play, I have a lot of free time and I’m wanting to learn Italian, if you’re up to teaching let me know. Hugs.”
Can we get a Mortal Kombat-esque ‘Brutality’ kill screen up in here?!
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