It’s become abundantly clear that Alberto Moreno is edging towards the Anfield exit door after being frozen out by Jurgen Klopp, and his departure could well pave the way for another Liverpool youngster to step into the senior squad, according to highly-respected Liverpool Echo journalist James Pearce during a Q&A with fans.
According to Pearce, the Reds are hoping that 19-year-old Adam Lewis can step up his development this year and force his way into the senior squad.
That claim arrives with the knowledge that Moreno’s contract is up at the end of the season and, with the Spaniard effectively exiled from the squad, it seems incredibly unlikely that he will put pen to paper on a new deal.
Pearce revealed: “Liverpool have big hopes for Lewis and if he steps up and delivers between now and August he could establish himself as Robertson’s deputy with Moreno leaving this summer.”
Lewis has been making a strong impression for the U23 side this season from full-back, with seven assists from 21 appearances in all-competitions suggesting that he possesses the type of marauding instincts which Liverpool crave from their full-backs.
Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez have both made impressive strides under Jurgen Klopp after graduating from the youth team, and their seamless transitions to senior football suggest Lewis could be the next talent to make the step up.
Liverpool have an excellent track record with their promotion of youth. Rarely, if ever, is a player promoted when they are not up to the standard required, so if Lewis is trusted to rise into Klopp’s squad next season there is no doubt that supporters should expect to witness the birth of another top talent.