Adam Lewis Agrees New Deal With Liverpool
The 20-year-old has established himself as a versatile player in the Reds’ academy.
He started as a winger, before moving slightly more central as he has developed. However, most recently, he has settled as a left-back in Liverpool’s U23’s.
Lewis made his first-team debut for Jurgen Klopp’s side earlier this season in a 1-0 win over Shrewsbury Town in the FA Cup.
However, he missed the majority of the Premier League Two 2019/20 season through injury after suffering damage to his knee.
According to The Athletic’s James Pearce, the left-back is likely to be loaned out next season. He is unlikely to establish himself as a first-team regular anytime soon at Anfield, but is likely to have plenty of suitors elsewhere.
Following in the Footsteps of Team-Mate?
Born in Liverpool, the 20-year-old views himself as potentially following in the footsteps of fellow defender and team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold.
One year older than Lewis, Alexander-Arnold established himself in the first-team at Anfield as a teenager. The 21-year-old has gone on to become one of the best full-back’s in the world.
Speaking to the official Liverpool website, Lewis said: “Trent was in the U16 team under Pep that I played in. I’ve known Trent for quite a long while now and I’ve always said he was going to be a player one day. From when we were young and just watching him I told him that.
“At this moment in time he is probably the best right-back in the world without a shadow of a doubt.”
As previously mentioned, the Reds are likely to send Lewis out on loan. However, he is not phased by that prospect.
“I would like to get out on loan, which is my aim for next season to get that experience,” he said.
“Sometimes people will ask me why aren’t I at Melwood or training with the first team, but you’ve got to realise you are playing for the best team in the world. This is probably one of the hardest teams to get into right now, so getting out on loan and being around a senior environment will help me as a player because I’ll be training with men.”
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