Premier League cult hero’s son now making own way in game for Liverpool just eight years after dad’s retirement

JURGEN KLOPP could hand a debut to the son of a former Liverpool star on Monday.

Lewis Koumas has already made one matchday squad for the club this season.

Lewis Koumas has family history at Liverpool


Lewis Koumas has family history at LiverpoolCredit: Rex
His dad Jason was in Liverpool's youth academy


His dad Jason was in Liverpool’s youth academyCredit: PA:Press Association
He was team-mates with Michael Owen, left, and Steven Gerrard


He was team-mates with Michael Owen, left, and Steven GerrardCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd

The striker was on the bench for Liverpool‘s 2-1 defeat in the Europa League group-stage clash against Union Saint-Gilloise.

The 18-year-old has starred for the club’s youth teams this season with four goals and three assists in nine appearances in all competitions.

Koumas has a family connection to the club running back to 1997.

His father Jason Koumas, 44, is best known for his stints with West Brom and Wigan Athletic during his career.

However, the attacking midfielder started his career in Liverpool’s youth academy.

Koumas Sr played alongside some famous faces in his youth days.

He was a team-mate of club legend Steven Gerrard and Michael Owen before the striker won his Ballon d’Or.

Gerrard went on to captain the Anfield side to a Champions League title as well as two FA Cups and three League Cups.


Owen was named the best player in the world in 2001 and went on to enjoy spells at Real Madrid, Newcastle, Manchester United and Stoke City.

Koumas, however, did not have as glamorous a career as his former team-mates.

He left Liverpool for Tranmere Rovers in 1997 and became a first-team player.

His good form at the club earned him a move to Premier League outfit West Brom in 2002.

Koumas went on to score 23 goals and assist 20 more in 141 appearances for the Baggies.

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He had a loan spell at Cardiff City before sealing a permanent move away to Wigan in 2007.

He ended his career with Tranmere in 2015.

Son Lewis will only need to make one appearance for Liverpool’s senior team in order to better his dad’s record for the club.

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