Adam Lewis says words of praise from Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard meant so much – but it’ll be worth nothing when Livingston meet Rangers on the cinch Premiership’s opening day.

Versatile full-back Lewis has joined Livingston on loan from Liverpool for the 2021/22 season. He made his debut for David Martindale’s team in the weekend’s Premier Sports Cup group stage victory over Brechin City, Livingston winning 3-0 ahead of a first league match with champions Rangers later this month.

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Lewis was once working with Gerrard at Liverpool. (Photo by Getty Images)

Current Rangers manager Gerrard was Lewis’ Liverpool U18s coach and said he hadn’t ‘seen anyone as good as him at that age’ going forward. Lewis says the praise was huge (DM): “It was massive for me when Steven spoke so highly of me because he’s my hero.

“I’ve always looked up to him. But that won’t matter to me on July 31. I’m here to play for Livingston and that’s my main focus. I’m looking forward to going up against Steven’s team.”

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