Adam Lewis dedicated his Kop-end wonder goal to his watching family on Friday night.

The 18-year-old put Liverpool U23s ahead in their Premier League 2 clash against Manchester United with a memorable free-kick at Anfield.

From the right side of the penalty area, Lewis curled a shot over the head of the goalkeeper and off the left post to find the net in stunning – and fully intended – fashion.

“Of course I did!” the defender told when asked if he meant the goal.

“I looked at the ‘keeper. Before the game, the goalie coach said the ‘keeper stands off his line. It was a dream come true. All my family were here – that was for them.

“It was something I have dreamed of since I was a kid watching games and seeing Stevie Gerrard whip balls in like that. That’s how I’ve learned and obviously it went in.”

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Lewis’ special moment sadly became a mere consolation for Neil Critchley’s team as two goals in as many minutes from United turned the scoreline around.

It was another learning experience for a youthful side – which was bolstered by the presence of Danny Ward and Ben Woodburn – ahead of the U19s’ UEFA Youth League quarter-final at Manchester City on Wednesday.

“The lads gave 100 per cent. Critch said at half-time, and at the end of the game, that he couldn’t have asked for anything more,” said Lewis.

“But we’ve got to go on to Wednesday now, recover and get right for that game. It’s a very big game and hopefully we get into the semi-finals.”