London - Liverpool midfielder Lucas Leiva has signed a new long-term contract, the English Premier League club announced on Wednesday, without specifying the length of the deal.
The Brazil international arrived at Anfield from Gremio in July 2007 and has since made 208 appearances for the club.
His progress over the last two seasons has been hampered by injuries, however, and he recently spent four months on the sidelines with a thigh problem.
"It's another long-term contract that I have signed, but it was the same feeling as when I first came here," the 26-year-old told the club's official website.
"I am really delighted to have the opportunity to play for this club. It's where I think I belong and where I wanted to stay, so I am very happy and looking forward to a few more years here.
"It was an easy decision because after the long period of my career I have had here, I would like to give the best of my time to this club."