It’s is every young player’s dream to feature for the senior team but not every one of them achieves their dreams.
Some set of young players got the chance to train with the main team but wouldn’t be privileged to have any first-team appearance with the club that produced them.
At Anfield, there were many young players dreaming of making Klopp’s matchday squad but didn’t actually achieve their aims throughout their stay at the Merseyside club.
However, there is one player who is edging closer to his senior debut after another match-winning performance for the Reds U23 side against Everton.
Adam Lewis is an 18-year-old left-back who can operate as a left winger. He had trained with the first team on numerous occasions but has failed to make the team’s team list.
Lewis was in action against their derby rivals Everton last night in the U23 Premier League competition.
Having been thrashed by Villarreal in UEFA Youth Championship game last week, the young Liverpool side were desperate to return back to winning ways against Everton.
The game looked to be heading for a goalless draw until Lewis scored a very beautiful goal to put the team ahead.
The 18-year-old’s long-range shot turned out to be the only goal of the game as Everton’s mission to equalize was unsuccessful.
Lewis has been likened to Alexander-Arnold, who was promoted from the Anfield academy the last season.
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Lewis is known as a no-nonsense defender, who never think twice before engaging himself in tackles. He is surely going to get his breakthrough anytime soon.
With the upcoming busy schedule, Klopp might turn to some impressive U23 players and Lewis is definitely going to be part of them.
The youngster remains the best defender in the team, making him the first player to be called upon whenever the German manager decides to make use of the youngsters at his disposal.
Raheem Sterling, Jordon Ibe, Sheyi Ojo, Joe Gomez, Alexander-Arnold, Ben Woodburn, Harry Wilson and Ovie Ejaria have all graduated from the Reds academy, it won’t be surprising if the young England international become the next player to feature for the first team before the end of the campaign.
However, Lewis must remain dedicated and focus as it requires much and constant impressive performances to convince Klopp that he is due for promotion to the first team.