Lucas Leiva stakes an early claim for miss of 2011 (Liverpool-Bolton)

Perhaps Lucas Leiva doesn’t like Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson very much?

It seems impossible to type Lucas Leiva’s name without adding “the much maligned” before it and his reputation has taken a nose dive, after an admittedly decent season so far, with a poor miss in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Bolton yesterday.

Just seconds after Kevin Davies had stunned Anfield with a Bolton opener, the Brazilian midfielder was presented with an easy opportunity at the back post to take Liverpool level at the break and give Roy Hodgson a much easier team talk.

Instead, from a looping Dirk Kuyt cross, Lucas somehow fluffed his effort wide ensuring a bunch of groans from the Anfield faithful.

Lucas Leiva’s horror miss against Bolton is on this video.

Related video links: Highlights of Liverpool 2 – Bolton 1.

Roy Hodgson post Liverpool-Bolton.

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