Livingston FC is delighted to announce the signing of Adam Lewis on a season-long-loan from English Premier League giants Liverpool.
The 21-year-old joins the Lions after spending the first-half of last season on loan at French second tier side Amiens SC before returning to England in January and spending the remainder of the campaign in League 1 with Plymouth Argyle, where he scored his first senior goal on his first start for the Pilgrims.
A Scouser and boyhood Red, Lewis joined the Liverpool Academy at U6 level and has progressed through the Kirkby ranks to the U23 side after captaining the U18s under Steven Gerrard in 2017-18.
Lewis is highly regarded behind the scenes at Anfield, and boasts the Liverpool icon, and current Rangers manager, as one of his high-profile admirers.
Gerrard spent a spell as Adam’s coach in the youth set-up on Merseyside, with the former England captain stating that Lewis was one of the best players going forward he had seen at under-18 level.
The England U20 international made his first-team debut in the FA Cup fourth-round replay win over Shrewsbury Town at Anfield in February 2020 and has also regularly trained with Jürgen Klopp’s senior squad. He signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool in July 2020 – his second fresh deal in the space of 17 months.
As well as most recently featuring for the England U20 side, Adam has also represented his country at U16, U17 and U19 level.
Manager David Martindale said: “I am excited to bring a player of Adam’s quality in to the club. From the first phone call that led to me researching the player, I have had nothing but positivity about the lad. I really like what I have seen from the footage and the opinions I have had back on the player have all been very good.
“Adam can play anywhere on the left-hand side but has played a lot at left-back. I think with the qualities he possesses, we will see him higher up the park influencing the game in the opponent’s half.
“He has a great left foot and can look after the ball in tight situations. He is a competitor with a will to win and fits right into the ethos at the club.
“He is taking a big chance by moving his young family up to Scotland which speaks volumes for the lad. I have no doubt we will be a good fit for one another.
“It’s fantastic to be trusted with players of this calibre from one of the biggest football clubs in the world and hopefully this leads to further Liverpool FC prospects making their way up to Livingston FC. It’s a win-win for both parties as we get a player whom financially would not be on our radar and the player gets some much needed game time to progress and enhance their development in a very competitive league.”
Adam will join up with the squad for pre-season at which point, we’ll bring you an exclusive interview with the new recruit on LFC Live.
Welcome to Livingston, Adam!