Loan interest in Liverpool youngster hints at plans for Andy Robertson’s backup

18 June 2019

Liverpool’s plans for a new backup for Andy Robertson could become clearer if they allow young left-back Adam Lewis to depart after receiving loan interest.


Lewis is considered a possible candidate to replace Alberto Moreno as Robertson’s understudy, having trained under Jurgen Klopp at stages last season.

The 19-year-old is a scouser who has been with the club since under-six level, and was a key player for Neil Critchley‘s under-23s last season, as well as in the UEFA Youth League with the under-19s.

Given his attacking prowess and excellent crossing ability, Lewis could be seen as having the potential to fill in for Robertson in 2019/20.

But this may be seen as too soon, and Klopp faces a big decision this summer as Liverpool field enquiries for the youngster.

According to Goal‘s Neil Jones, both Lewis and Curtis Jones are the subject of interest from “a number” of sides in the English Football League.

Jones does not specify which clubs, or whether they are in the Championship, League One or League Two, though it is likely they are in the lower tiers.

As with Herbie Kane last season, a first campaign as a senior professional away from Liverpool could hugely benefit both Lewis and Jones—with the latter fading out of the first-team picture in 2018/19 after a promising pre-season.

CARDIFF, WALES - Saturday, April 20, 2019: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp before the FA Premier League match between Cardiff City FC and Liverpool FC at the Cardiff City Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

However, this would therefore indicate that Klopp is not planning to utilise Lewis as Robertson’s backup, and instead will look to sign a new left-back.

Interest in England under-21 international Lloyd Kelly broke down due to the £13 million fee Bournemouth were willing to pay Bristol City, and since then few other options have been reported.

Claims on Monday suggested Southampton‘s Matt Targett target is on the radar, but there is little to substantiate those at this stage.

Lewis enjoyed a bright start to last season with the U23s but his influence waned as the months went on, suggesting he may require further experience before he is considered by Klopp.

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