Liverpool's Adam Lewis willing to step up to provide cover for Andy Robertson
Liverpool academy prospect Adam Lewis says he is looking to impress Jurgen Klopp and his backroom team during the pre-season period.
With Alberto Moreno having completed his move to Villarreal after his Liverpool contract was not renewed, Lewis hopes to become the second-choice left-back at the club behind Andy Robertson next season.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Lewis said:
“We know what the manager likes, he loves the running, so you’ve just got to adapt to it and I see an opportunity for me in my position with obviously Alberto going. There’s obviously a chance and the manager gives the youngsters a go in pre-season.
“All I have to do is obviously keep impressing in training and hopefully get my chance.”
Lewis is yet to make his first-team debut for The Reds but he knows that at 19, he still has time to play his way into Klopp’s plans over the coming years.
“Pre-season is an opportunity where you can show what you’ve got.
“The manager has seen me play, I was here [at Melwood] last year a few times but the most important thing for me is to stay down here and hopefully get on the bench in the coming season.
“Just training with them [the first team] gives you a taste and it makes you want it more.
“Being a part of a big club like this is massive and it gives you a big confidence boost going into a game or even getting a call-up to come to Melwood. It’s always a good thing for a young lad, especially for me being a Scouser as well – that makes it even more important.”
Andy Robertson is currently the only recognised left-back in the first-team squad, however, James Milner and Joe Gomez have covered that position in the past.
With Moreno gone, James Milner now 33 and Joe Gomez preferred in a central role beside Virgil van Dijk, Klopp is likely to want to promote a youth player to provide cover for Robertson on the flank.
Lewis could well be given his taste of first-team action at some stage of the 2019/20 season.
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