Brazil international Lucas Leiva has had it tough in the last few years at Liverpool FC no doubt.

He was the regular guy to point to when thing go bad in the team. He joined from his county where he played for Gremio. He has been with the club for a decade now – he is the longest serving player in the current set-up.

Leiva has played through different managers – Rafa Benitez, Roy Hogson, Kenny Dalglish, Brendan Rodgers and now Jurgen Klopp.

“The fans are full of passion and you have to understand. You don’t have to agree and sometime I don’t agree, and I have no problem to say that. One thing I’ve learnt, when things don’t go your way, you have to agree and sometimes I don’t agree, and I have no problem to say that,” he said.

“One thing I’ve learnt, when things don’t go your way, you have a bad game or the team are on a bad run, it will always be two or three players people will blame, that’s the nature of human beings,” Leiva added.


Arsenal prodigy Denilson has had his deal with Brazilian side Cruzeiro terminated, according to reports.

The player was one of the hottest prospects in football whilst with the Gunners but his fate quickly changed.

Denilson joined Arsenal in 2006 after growing through the ranks in Brazilian side Sao Paulo. He remained with Coach Arsene Wenger until 2011 when he was sent back to his boyhood club on a loan deal. Denilson played 96 times for the Gunners in the Premier League before his career went sour.

After failing to impress, he could only stay a year in Brazil before he returned to England. However, Arsenal were determined to cut their losses so they ended his deal. Denilson moved back to Sao Paulo on a free transfer deal in the 2013/14 season. The midfielder eventually moved to play in United Arab Emirates for Al Wahda FC for a year – after the Middle East side bought him from the Brazilian side in 2015 – before he was sent back to Brazil to play for Cruzeiro.

All about Country’s Local Premier Leagues

If you see the premier division of any big Footballing country, you can say these are the teams which will fight for the title and these are the teams which will fight not to be demoted.

Yes, there is always a Leicester City here and there to surprise you occasionally, but, to a very large extent; it’s easy to pick the title contenders and the demotion candidates.

But, perhaps Brazil is the only country, where the top tier tournament is so unpredictable that you just don’t know who will end up winning the title and who will end up getting demoted because both of the things can happen to any team.

Sao Paulo FC, the club where Denilson got his Football education in his boyhood in the early nineties, is a club which has had the top-tier honours six times in Brazil. They actually had it three Seasons in a row in the last decade and even last time, they stood 4th in the standings when the season wrapped up, but, presently, they are a demotion candidate in the 2016 season. Their productivity of the last five matches has been a grand total of 2 points and that too only through unconvincing draws.

Former Arsenal Star Denilson Joins Cruzeiro on Loan

Former Arsenal midfielder Denilson may be a forgotten man when it comes to European football, but he is not doing much in his native Brazil either.

The player surprised everyone when he made a move to Middle East club Al-Wahda in 2015. Even though he was advised against such a move since he was yet to hit his 30s, Denilson did not heed to the advice. Very quickly, he has found that life in the Middle East is not as rosy as it may have been. It has led to the swift return to Brazilian football. Denilson had joined Cruzeiro on a short-term loan deal till December.

Cruzeiro have inserted a clause in the loan move stating that they can exercise a € 2 million clause to buy him permanently if they are satisfied with his performances. It is understood that Denilson will want a permanent move in order to return to Brazil. However, Cruzeiro have to be convinced a lot before they part company with € 2 million. Former Brazil national team coach Mano Menezes is in charge of Cruzeiro and he recently picked Denilson in the squad for the game against Santa Cruz. After failing to make his debut, the midfielder is still looking to prove himself in the remaining 19 matches.

Denilson Becomes Brand Ambassador Of 888poker

The latest news about Denilson is him being signed up for being the brand ambassador for 888poker website.

It is known to be the second largest poker playing site and it ranks after pokerstars. This site has signed up Denilson to be their brand ambassador. This might be considered a fitting move as football is definitely one of the main gambling arenas at any gambling site today. Denilson’s fame is linked with FIFA World Cup, which was won by the Brazilian in 2002. His full name is Denilson de Oliveira Araujo and today he is being associated with the second largest poker playing site.

Denilson has a rich history in his football playing career. He was recognized as one of the competent players from his country and his contribution was significant for the 2002 win that Brazil achieved in FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo has always been a close contender as well who was signed on by pokerstars, the premier online poker playing site.

If you have followed Denilson’s career, you would know that he played mostly in La Liga but the final years of his active playing career were spent with several football clubs like FC Dallas, Hai Phong FC, Nea Kavala or Girondins de Bordeaux FC of different countries. The Latin American market is targeted by the site and hence it makes sense to get Denilson on board who has a fan following in this market. Denilson admitted that he was learning the ropes of the game as he was new to poker games himself. Indeed, the strategies used in the different poker games are various and there are several games in this arena that need to be promoted and Denilson will surely do a good job of the same.

Denilson Becomes Brand Ambassador For 888poker

There has been an interesting development where Denilson, the famed winner of the Brazilian FIFA World Cup, has been signed on as the brand ambassador for 888poker which is the second biggest online website for poker games in the world. They rank right after pokerstars.

With 888pokerr signing up Denilson as their brand ambassador they are hoping that the association of his name with their brand will catapult the brand to the next level.

Denilson is one of the popular football players of Brazil. He represented the country in the FIFA World Cup, 2002 where the country won in the finals.

Denilson was known for his contributions though the same tournament saw the rise of players like Ronaldo, who became more popular and is now the brand ambassador of poker stars. The Denilson’s career has been dotted with several successes. For instance, the La Liga stint in his playing career has been successful and the final years of his career, he has played in different clubs like FC Dallas in US, FC Girondins de Bordeaux in the country of France and others in countries like Vietnam as well as in Greece.

Denilson reveals his hardship during his childhood

Denilson is one of the those players that was highly praised during his youth and considered to be one of the most promising talents in the world of football but just couldn’t live up to the hype and expectations.

Arsene Wenger signed Denilson back when the Brazilian player was only 18 years old for a transfer fee of £3.4 million and he spent 5 seasons performing in the Premier League club. Unfortunately for Denilson, he could never really stand out and injuries were another factor that limited his playing time in the pitch.

In the 5 seasons that he spent as an Arsenal player, Denilson failed to snatch a significant piece of silverware and this shows how much the Premier League club struggled to win any competition in this period of time. However, despite not going through the best of times with Arsenal, Denilson stated that joining a top club such as Arsenal is a dream come true.

The 28 year old player stated that he is doing what his father couldn’t do and it’s to play football every day and utilize it as a consistent source of income, this is something that he is extremely proud to do.

“My father, Jose, was a professional footballer for Botafogo. Like me, he was a midfielder. But he had to give it up at 25 to look after my mother, my brothers and me.’’

Denilson helps Al Wahda win their first trophy in four years

Brazilian player, Denilson has helped Al Wahda won the Arabian Cup. This is the first trophy that the club has won in the past four years.

The match started well for Al Wahda with the Brazilian opening the scoring only 16 seconds after the start. This was the conclusion of a fantastic move with Jorge Valdivia passing the ball to Mohammed Al Akbari. The latter found Denilson with a precise pass, and the Brazilian could not miss. The Al Maktoum Stadium erupted with Al Wahda fans pleased with the goal.

Despite playing the second half with 10-men, Al Wahda will hold on and win the game to help them get their first trophy after 4 years.

The Al Wahda manager, Javier Aguirre did not wish to comment on the sending off and stated that the game became more challenging when playing with 10 men. He congratulated his players that remain focused and disciplined to hold on in order to get the win. He explained that his next objective now will be to finish third in the league so as to get a place in the Asian Champions League.

Arsene Wenger: ‘’Arsenal can win the Premier League’’

Arsenal is a club that for the past few years has always managed to seal a top 5 spot in the Premier League but they have been struggling trying to actually claim the first place. The last time that the team of Arsene Wenger managed to win the league was during the 2003-04 season where they did not lose a single match but this was over 10 years ago.

That was a pretty long time ago and ever since that historic season, Arsenal has been faltering in their journey of becoming the champions of England but Arsene Wenger believes that this might just be the season where their Premier League title drought reaches it’s end.

“I believe that we are mature enough and that we have the requested quality to fight and compete. The most important thing is to feel, at the end of the season, that we have given absolutely everything to be successful.After that, if somebody has been better than us, we will accept it, but we want to fight to show that we have a chance. I will remind you that only one team won the league without losing a game. That is Arsenal Football Club. It is not the date New Year’s Day that is decided you win the league’’ Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger said.

If there is something that has always troubled Arsene Wenger is the vast amount of injuries that his players sustain consistently throughout an entire season. This is one of the major issues that hinders Arsenal’s chances of making a genuine charge for the top spot of the Premier League and this season has been no different as Wenger has had a few of his key players unable to play in important games.

Alexis Sanchez, Jack Wilshere, MikelArteta, Francis Coquelin, Danny Welbeck, SantiCazorla, and Tomas Rosicky are the players who have been missing out from games due to injuries but in the absence of these performers, there have been other players who have managed to step it up and push Arsenal forward. This is the case of MesutOzil and Olivier Giroud who have been at the forefront in the attacking department of Arsenal. The Frenchman is the top goal-scorer of the club and Ozil is the main playmaker. PetrCech is also doing an amazing job in between the posts and a few other players have also been able to show their worth.

Al Wahda with a game against Dibba Al Fujairah

The Arabian Gulf league starts for Al Wahda with a game against Dibba Al Fujairah but it looks like one of their most recent acquisitions will not be able to take part due to late arrival.

Jorge Valdivia is one of the summer recruits for the middle-east outfit. However, he will be coming to the club and completing the formalities only a day after the opening game of the campaign. Despite this setback,Al Wahda are confident of getting three points from the game. The Chilean playmaker will be seen as an integral link in theAl Wahda team.

At 31 years of age, he still has a lot of time left in the game. His situation is similar to that of Denilson – the former Arsenal midfielder who has also joined the club in the summer. Previously,Valdivia has represented the likes of Palmeiras. He is not a stranger to Arabian football after having previously had a stint with Al Ain for two years between 2008 and 2010. Denilson, though, is the newcomer to Arabian football. After having spent the majority of his professional career at Arsenal, he has spent the last couple of seasons at São Paulo. Many were left surprised at his decision to leave the Brazilian team once again.