The picture of Brazilian star Liverpool fans didn’t think they would see…

This is the picture Liverpool fans thought they would never see – Lucas Leiva in the colours of another club side.

The Brazilian flew into Rome to complete his £5million move to Lazio, 48 hours after saying his goodbyes at Melwood to end his decade-long service on Merseyside.

The 30-year-old walked through arrivals to a huge cheer from Lazio fans waiting at the airport, and was photographed wearing a blue and white scarf – the colours of the Italian club.

Lazio finished fifth last season and will compete in the Europa League under manager Simeone Inzaghi.

Bosnian midfielder Senad Lulic, who has spent seven seasons with Lazio, has detailed how important Lucas will be to his side.

“Lucas Leiva is a great player with a lot of experience,” he said.

“We have so many young players here that we need someone like him. We await him with open arms and hope he arrives soon.”