Adam Lewis wants to take full advantage of Alberto Moreno’s departure and become Jurgen Klopp’s second choice left-back behind Andy Robertson.
The youngster has so far only appeared for our U23s, but is set to play a big role this pre-season – both at home and during the tour of the United States.
Lewis is 19-years-old and has very good speed, a sweet left-foot and an uncanny ability to get to the byline and deliver crosses.
“In my position, with Alberto going, there’s obviously a chance and he (the manager) gives the youngsters a go in pre-season,” he told the Echo.
“Of course, pre-season is an opportunity where you can show what you have got.
“The manager has seen me play, I’ve been here last season a few times, but the most important thing for me is to stay down here (at Melwood) and get on the bench in the upcoming season.
“Training with them (the first-team squad) just gives you a taste, it makes you want it more.
“Being a part of a big club is massive and it gives you a big confidence boost, and getting the call up to Melwood is always a good thing for a young lad – being a Scouser it makes it even more important.”
It doesn’t look like Liverpool are going to enter the transfer market to buy a replacement for Moreno, so this is a massive opportunity for Lewis.
It looks like Jurgen Klopp is going to use Robbo as his obvious first-choice, but then have the likes of James Milner, Joe Gomez and Lewis to deputise when the Scot is unavailable or needs a rest.
Neither Milner or Gomez are natural left-backs, so if Lewis proves himself this summer, he may jump the queue – especially when we’re in need of attacking thrust up that flank.
We wish him plenty of luck – and hope to see him succeed.
It’s clear that this summer, Liverpool are very openly promoting from within rather than entering the market.