According to the Sun, Rafa Benitez tried and failed to sign top Liverpool prospect Adam Lewis last month – with the left-back having signing a new long-term deal with the Reds just yesterday.
Lewis was due to be out of contract this summer, but it’s now claimed that their U-23 captain will be promoted to Liverpool’s senior squad and used as Andrew Robertson’s understudy next season.
The Sun claim that both Rafa Benitez and Steven Gerrard – now in charge at Rangers – were keen to sign him last month, but it seems Jurgen Klopp feels he has a bright future at Anfield.
He’s been capped by England at U-19 and U-20 level and it seems he could’ve been another a very promising addition, but you can’t blame him for staying on Merseyside if he is to be fast tracked towards their first team – especially when you see how the likes of Alexander Arnold have progressed over the last year or two!
Here’s what Gerrard said about the youngster 18 months during his time as a youth coach at Liverpool – with his comments showing just why Lewis is tipped for the top:
“Going forward, I haven’t seen anyone as good as him at that age in terms of quality and what he can deliver in the final third.”
“If Adam can keep his consistency up I don’t think he’ll be around this team much longer.
“I want to keep him for as long as I can but for me he’s such a threat on the left side.”