Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva baffled by "abuse" on Twitter

Lucas of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on October 26, 2013
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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva says that he is baffled by the Twitter "abuse" he receives.
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Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has insisted that he 'doesn't care' about fellow Twitter users that "abuse" him on the social networking website.

The Brazilian is believed to have targeted a supporter who tweeted that the midfielder could be sold by Liverpool for £3 and a bag of midget gems.

In response, Lucas is said to have sent a direct message to the fellow Twitter user describing him as a "prick".

Since then, Lucas has posted: "I just want to clarify that I don't know why few people abusing me here. I always used twitter to be closer to my fans nothing else...

"If someone is trying to change it , it won't happen. I have a lot of respect for the fans who support me and the ones who don't I don't care.

"I just want to enjoy my break now. Thanks."

Lucas is on the standby list of Brazil's World Cup squad.

Lucas of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on October 26, 2013
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