19-year-old Adam Lewis has hinted that with Alberto Moreno now out of the picture, he might be part of the senior Liverpool side this season.
He told LFCTV: “It’s obviously tough going into pre-season, whether it’s at Liverpool or another club.
“And obviously, I see an opportunity for me in my position with Alberto going. There’s a chance, and he gives the youngsters a go in pre-season. Pre-season’s an opportunity where you can show what you’ve got.
“The manager’s seen me play, I’ve been here a few times last year. But the most important thing for me is to stay down here and hopefully get on the bench in the upcoming season.”
Aside from Sepp van den Berg’s surprise move to Liverpool, there is yet to be any business conducted at Melwood and perhaps this is partially down to the likes of Adam Lewis being ready-made replacements for the likes of Alberto Moreno.
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The Spaniard was never a favourite at Anfield but his departure has left a hole int he squad as Andy Robertson is now the only senior left back on board.
If Lewis can prove that he is ready to make the step up this season, Klopp won’t need to dip into the market and while that might not be what most fans want to hear, he could be the next Trent Alexander-Arnold in the making.
Of course, the likes of Junior Firpo would provide a more proven solution to the lack of depth at left back but paying around £30m for a backup fullback might not be the way to go for Klopp.
Fenway Sports Group have a habit of selling before they spend and with the club not set to sell any big names, Klopp might be left with little money to work with if the big decision makers don’t sanction any incomings.