Livingston have confirmed the season-long loan signing of Liverpool‘s Adam Lewis after spending time last season at Amiens SC and Plymouth Argyle – with the left-sided star hailed as the best player Steven Gerrard had seen at that under-18 level.
Lewis moves to the Tony Macaroni Arena hoping to impress north of the border and Gerrard’s comments will surely be something that will get Livi fans excited ahead of the new season.
While working under Gerrard at Liverpool’s Academy a few years ago, the Rangers boss was blown away by the England under-20 international, leading to him predicting a big future for him.
Lewis can play anywhere on the left, often playing in defence but more than capable in attack or midfield, and has been part of Liverpool’s Academy since the age of 6.
Speaking in 2017, Gerrard was full of praise for him after a late win over Sunderland saw Lewis provide the match-winning assists for Glen McAuley, telling Liverpool’s website that he hasn’t seen “anyone as good as him at that age.”
“If Adam can keep this consistency up I don’t think he’ll be around this team for much longer,” Gerrard said.
“I want to keep him for as long as I can, but for me, he’s such a threat on the left side.
“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.”
Lewis made his first-team debut for Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth-round replay win over Shrewsbury Town at Anfield in February 2020 before signing a new, long-term contract at Anfield that summer.
The 21-year-old made 29 appearances last season during his spells out on loan, playing in nine games for Amiens in the opening part of the season before appearing 20 times for Plymouth following his January move.