Newcastle United’s new signing, Jamal Lewis, has spoken about his admiration for Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson after signing for the Magpies.
Lewis completed a big-money move to St James’ Park this week and could well go straight into the XI for this weekend’s trip to West Ham.
Part of a pair of flying full-back alongside Max Aarons at Carrow Road, Lewis will be hoping to continue his upward trajectory in the game and become the main man under Steve Bruce.
And Lewis, speaking to NUTV after his move, has highlighted Liverpool pair Robertson and Alexander-Arnold as the benchmark.
“They are really setting the standard right now with how they play and the aggression and enthusiasm to get forward. You see how vital they are for their team. It has helped to highlight how important they are. They are really setting the standards.”
Both Roberts and ‘TAA’ contributed heavily for Liverpool last term as both players got in and among the goals and assist columns.
Encouraged to fly forward by Jurgen Klopp, the pair are now international stars too. Lewis, then, will be hoping he can emulate some of their success following his move to the northeast.
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It’s always nice to hear a player sound so humble and it’s good that Lewis recognises that there are players at the very top of the game who he can watch and learn from.
The Liverpool duo have been exceptional in recent seasons but there’s no reason the Newcastle newbie can’t go on to have a similar sort of career.
If he does half as well as the Reds pair have, then he’ll probably end up satisfied with his first season at St James.