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23rd Dec, 2017 | 6:00pm

Done deal: Liverpool settle terms with wonderkid who has blown Gerrard away

Liverpool have signed Under-18s defender Adam Lewis to a new professional contract, days after coach Steven Gerrard claimed he hadn’t ‘seen anyone as good as him at that age.’

Lewis has been with the Liverpool academy since the Under-6 age group, and the 18-year-old has filled in as Gerrard’s captain in recent weeks after Lewis Coyle was ruled out with injury.

The left-back has been a regular for the Reds this season as they have gone the whole first half of the U18 Premier League campaign without defeat, currently holding a one point lead at the top of the table.

The side have also secured qualification from the group stage of the UEFA Youth League after a series of brilliant displays.

The news was confirmed on the club’s official website on Friday,  but no information was given on the length of the contract signed by Lewis.

At the end of November, Under-18s coach Steven Gerrard had lavished praise on the 18-year-old wing-back after their dramatic 2-1 win over Sunderland.

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As quoted by the Liverpool Echo, Gerrard said: “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.

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

In other Liverpool news, Dietmar Hamann has issued a worrying claim about the club’s January business.

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