Liverpool have been heavily linked with the Norwich City youngster Jamal Lewis, and it could be a clever piece of business from the Merseysiders’ perspective.
What’s the latest?
It is fair to say that the Reds have been solid when it comes to player fitness and a lack of key players in the treatment room over the past two campaigns. However, this does not mean that they shouldn’t bolster their strength in depth.
The Independent reported on Monday that Jurgen Klopp’s side are seriously considering an approach for the 22-year-old to provide a bit of competition for places with Andy Robertson, who has shone since his £8m move from Hull City in 2017.
The report added that Jurgen Klopp is impressed with the player, seen as having an elite attitude and someone that has great room for development, who would relish the challenge of competing for a place in the German tactician’s side.
Lewis could do what Moreno couldn’t
Other than the Scot, Alberto Moreno was the only player that took a responsible first-team role but unfortunately did not live up to the expectation of his £12m move from Sevilla in 2014.
Of course, James Milner is more than capable of deputising in the left-back position. But it is a short term solution to a long-term issue.
Would you bring Jamal Lewis to Anfield?
Even though his Canaries’ side struggles this season, the Northern Ireland international still managed to score one goal from 25 starts and three appearances from the bench overall.
Sky Sports pundit Andy Hinchcliffe was left drooling over some of his outings this season, describing him as “something special”, cited by Pinkun.
For £10m, Lewis would be a fantastic addition to the squad with little damage to the club’s finances and could ease concerns from the supporters if, God forbid, anything was to happen to Robertson.