Liverpool supporters have been pretty satisfied in recent times after seeing their side get back to winning ways in the Premier League at the weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their clash with struggling Huddersfield Town off the back of drawing their previous two league games, 1-1 with Chelsea as well as a stalemate at home to Manchester City. Yet the Reds returned to winning ways in Yorkshire on Saturday as a Mo Salah goal in the first half was enough to secure a 1-0 success for the Merseyside giants, thus keeping them level on points with Pep Guardiola’s City at the summit of the Premier League table.
Thus, there have been many thrilled Liverpudlians up and down the country in recent times, several of whom are likely to be intrigued by recent reports linking Alberto Moreno with a move away at the expiration of his contract at the end of the season.
And were the left back to indeed leave Anfield, the real winner would be 18-year-old Adam Lewis, who will thus seek to follow in the footsteps of fellow youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold in coming up through the ranks to become a star at the Merseyside giants.
Ultimately, the rise of England international Alexander-Arnold in the last 12 months has been something quite remarkable, what with the right back a relative unknown around the country heading into the 2017/18 season, before earning a spot in Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad for the World Cup during the summer.
As such, there is little doubting that the right back seized upon his opportunity last year, which was presented to him following the injury to Nathaniel Clyne, to become arguably the club’s number one in that particular position – and were the chance to present itself to Lewis following Moreno’s potential departure, he must also seize the opportunity.
The 18-year-old has been with Liverpool since Under-6 level and has since progressed up through the ranks at Anfield, eventually captaining the Under-18s under now-Rangers boss Steven Gerrard last season, before making the step up to the club’s development squad on a regular basis this time round.
And in starting all eight of their Premier League 2 matches this term, Lewis is clearly highly-thought of at the Merseyside heavyweights, while the fact he is turning out in a side that has also consisted of Ben Woodburn this term underlines just how close he is to Klopp’s first team.
And he would get even closer were Spain international Moreno to leave the club come the end of the season, as doing so would leave Andrew Robertson as the only natural left back at Anfield – James Milner can deputise there, but has been pulling the strings in midfield recently to suggest that he’d be better suited in the middle of the park.
Thus, the door may be ajar for Lewis to follow in the footsteps of Alexander-Arnold by staking a claim for regular first team football under Klopp – Gerrard was raving about the 18-year-old at times last term to suggest that he has the same level of confidence and indeed ability as Alexander-Arnold to succeed at Anfield.
And were Moreno to indeed leave the club in the summer, the door could open for Lewis to shine in the Reds first team.
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