If there’s one thing Liverpool are in need of this summer, its quality backup additions.
Whilst Manchester City were able to replace many key names in the starting XI with direct replacements, Liverpool, at times, were forced to play players out of position in order to replace those who had been injured, resulting in the likes of Fabinho and Jordan Henderson playing as full-backs, and this simply has to change for next season.
Left-back and right-back, in particular, have proven to be sketchy areas for Liverpool in terms of depth, with Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold the only out-and-out players who play in these positions, but a few a names have been linked with a move to Merseyside.
According to the Sun, Leeds United defender Leif Davis is a target for Liverpool this summer after the 19-year-old left back made his first few starts for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season. And although the Newcastle-born defender looks like a promising player, the Reds already have the perfect backup for Robertson at the club.
Adam Lewis is a name Liverpool fans might have heard of, and there’s reason to believe that next season the 19-year-old full-back could be seen as Robertson’s backup in Jurgen Klopp’s squad.
The youngster has impressed a lot this season in the youth teams, scoring one and assisting seven in 28 appearances for Liverpool’s U-19s and U-21s, and after so much game time it could be time for Lewis to make the step up into the first-team.
Not only has the full-back shown he is a player of a certain quality, but Lewis getting involved with the senior squad next season will be a period of learning and developing his craft.
It makes sense for Liverpool to target full-backs who have played first-team minutes this season, but as Alexander-Arnold has shown, there is talent in the academy that can make an impact in the starting XI.
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