Gerrard hails young Liverpool left-back as best he’s seen

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard believes that one of his talented Under-18s stars can go all the way to the very top.

The young Reds are enjoying a fine season as they chase Manchester City in the Premier League Under-18 North section, while they are also through to the last 16 of the UEFA Youth League.

Gerrard’s youngsters earned a 2-1 win over Sunderland on Friday night and it was versatile wing-back Adam Lewis that was singled out for special praise by the former England skipper.

Lewis, who overcame a broken leg while playing for the club’s Under-16s, was only moved to the left-back last season, having won plaudits as a No 10 while playing for England at youth level.

Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo: “Adam’s been doing it for us all season long. I’ve been singing his praises all along.

“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.

“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.”

As for Lewis, he’s just thrilled to be living the dream at Anfield: “My dream is to play for the first team one day, and maybe playing at left-back there is a chance for me in the future if I continue to get stronger and do well.

“I just love playing the game and this club means everything to me. I love making tackles and I hate losing. I always want to win and that is the mentality we have with this group.”

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