Liverpool academy left back Adam Lewis has joined League One outfit Plymouth Argyle on loan for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign.
During the summer, Lewis had joined Amiens SC in the France but returned in January after only making nine appearances for the Ligue 2 outfit.
Lewis has joined fellow Liverpool youngster Liam Millar in League One, has he looks to gain valuable first team football and prove to Klopp that he is a viable option at left back for the Reds.
The youngster had previously talked up the possibility of a role in the Liverpool first team, suggesting he could play as backup to fans favourite Andy Robertson.
He told LFC TV in 2019: “I see an opportunity for me in my position with Alberto [Moreno] going. There’s a chance, and [Klopp] gives the youngsters a go in pre-season. Pre-season is an opportunity where you can show what you’ve got.
“The manager has 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.”
Amiens was Lewis’s first taste of first team league football, so lack of experience has currently hindered his progression to the first-team squad. At 21, time is of the essence for Lewis as he needs to prove he can contribute to the greater goals that the Reds are currently chasing.
Lewis did sign a long-term contract to stay at Anfield last summer. It is clear that the club value and see a future at the club for the England youth international. However, this signing could also be seen as the Reds pushing up his value if they decide to sell in the near future.
It feels like it is now or never for the young left back to make an impression. Should he fail to star during his loan spell with Plymouth, he could find himself on the transfer list and without an opportunity to add to his solitary senior appearance for Liverpool.
Time will tell if he is the right man to back up Robertson and hopefully, he can prove his worth to the club over these career defining six months at Plymouth Argyle.
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