Young Liverpool defender Adam Lewis says he is ready to make his mark with the first-team in 2018/19.
The starlet is eyeing a backup role to established star Andy Robertson, with Alberto Moreno having left the club at the end of his contract.
Things have been all quiet on the transfer front in terms of a possible replacement for the Spaniard, which perhaps suggests Jurgen Klopp is prepared to hand Lewis some opportunities in 2019/20.
Exciting starlet Lewis spent last season with the U23s after stepping up from the U18s.
He is currently training at Melwood with a handful of first-teamers and is hoping to catch Klopp’s eye.
Speaking to LFC TV, he said: “In my position, with Alberto going, there’s obviously a chance and he [Klopp] gives the youngsters a go in pre-season.
“The manager has seen me play, I’ve been here last season a few times, but the most important thing for me is to stay down here [at Melwood] and get on the bench in the upcoming season.”
2019/20 could be a huge year for Lewis.
With little movement so far with regards to a potential new left-back coming in, Lewis can fully dissuade Klopp if he has any internations to act within the next month.
When Nathaniel Clyne got injured in the build up to the 2017/18 season, Klopp was ready to put his trust in Trent Alexander-Arnold and two years down the line the England international is now one of the best in Europe in his position.
Lewis should feel massively encouraged – certainly if no one else comes in – that the manager has previous for blooding young players, and he could well be trusted to play some kind of backup role to Robertson in 2019/20.