Ex-midfielder Koumas is widely viewed as an enigma given how he was such a naturally gifted player but never truly kicked on and gradually drifted out of the limelight – with the former Cardiff City loanee opting to lie low after his retirement by avoiding interviews, punditry roles and any form of sponsorship deals, with many struggling to even track him down nowadays.
His son Lewis will be hoping that he does not suffer the same fate as his father, who was released by Liverpool without the chance to make his debut for the club, though that appears unlikely given the high praise that he received from Liverpool youth manager Barry Lewtas last year. He said: “Lewis has been brilliant for us, he really has. He’s a real energetic frontline player, loves to run in behind, he is aggressive in how he approaches the game and has really good technique. He is a really good footballer. He has fitted in great with the lads, he has a fantastic character and he just gets on with it, he really does.
“The other day when we were talking about Lewis, you forget he is still an U18 player. He has really matured the way he plays. Against Barrow, playing against a senior backline, I thought he was great for us and for them, he was an absolute nuisance, the way he played and approached the game. I’m really pleased for Lewis. He has shown good versatility playing across the frontline this season and he is a player who has made massive progress this year.”