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Steven Gerrard Gives Glowing Report Of Liverpool U18 Star Set For Big Things

Mikey Traynor
By Mikey Traynor
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Steven Gerrard's role as coach of Liverpool U18s has been going rather well this season, as his team are unbeaten in the U18 Premier League and have advanced to the last 16 of the UEFA Youth League.

Clearly the players are delighted to learn from the experience of a club legend, one the vast majority of them grew up idolising, but Gerrard is also benefitting from the role not just as he is learning the ropes of coaching, but he gets to run the rule over the best young talent at the club has to offer.

And he likes what he sees.


Speaking to the club's official website, Gerrard sang the praises of Adam Lewis, an attacking full-back who at 18 years of age is expected to make the jump to the U23s sooner rather than later.

Gerrard even went as far as to claim that he has never seen an attacking full-back as good in the age group, although he knows that he won't be able to pick him for much longer.

Adam's been doing it for us all season long and I’ve been singing his praises all along. If Adam can keep this consistency up I don’t think he’ll be around this team for 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.

Lewis has captained the side in the absence of Liam Coyle and is turning heads with his performances for the U18s so he is one to keep an eye on for fans of the club.

It's no secret that left-back has been a bit of a problem position in recent times, and while a first-team debut is still some way out, Lewis can look at the example of Trent Alexander-Arnold in terms of how to take your chance once it is given to you and become a regular member of the first team.

[via Liverpoolfc.com]



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