Leiva is no 9

No9! Another Liverpool player’s home is burgled as Lucas Leiva becomes latest victim

Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has become the club’s latest in a long line of players to be burgled while on the pitch.
Raiders struck at the Brazil international’s home in Woolton while he was playing at Anfield against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday night.
The 21-year-old returned home to find raiders had stolen an Olympic bronze medal he won in the summer as well as a collection of Brazil and Liverpool shirts.
Another to add to the list: Liverpool star Lucas Leiva (left), in action here against Newcastle United, is yet another Reds’ player to have his home targeted
The raid follows burglaries in the last 18 months at the homes of England dynamo Steven Gerrard, Dutch forward Dirk Kuyt, goalkeeper Pepe Reina, defender Daniel Agger and Robbie Keane, who had a watch and jewellery taken from his penthouse in August.

Former players Peter Crouch, Florent Sinama-Pongolle and Jerzy Dudek were also burgled during their spell at Anfield.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said crime scene investigators attended the address and house-to-house inquiries were conducted.
Acting Detective Chief Inspector Peter Parry said: 'I would like to empathise to Mr Leiva and his partner for what must have been an upsetting experience.
'As with every burglary victim, we will be carrying out a thorough investigation and offering them crime prevention advice.
'Taken from the address was an amount of jewellery and some very distinctive football and sports memorabilia.
‘These items have significant personal importance to Mr Leiva and they were associated with some very cherished memories. I’d ask members of the public to be on the look out in case they are offered such items for sale either on the street or in pubs or see the items for sale on the internet.’


Liverpool and Dublin should be twinned.

Surely it’s time for Liverpool as a club to do something about this.

In fact after the second burglary it was time to act.

They need to add home security clauses into contracts, with particular emphasis on matchday security. It must be affecting team morale. Imagine the uproar over here if Kenny Egan’s house was broken into and his Olympic medal was stolen.

If you’re being paid a well you are obviously a target. What kind of security systems do these lads have. You’d again think after the second or third burglary the every player would up security in their house.

Cheap naive fucks if they didn’t.

Surely it’s karma given Gerrard’s blatant robbery of Atletico Madrid? Agree totally about the security point - you’d think the club would appoint a security firm to monitor players’ houses on match days/nights.