Some of the most recent news coming out of Merseyside has indicated that Liverpool are actively looking to bring Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell to the club, to replace the outgoing Adam Lallana.
Even though there is competition from the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur, the Reds remain interested in a player who is playing his first season of Premier League football. Yes, one season in the top flight, with six goals and two assists in 28 appearances this season, as per TransferMarkt.
With the likes of Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri set to leave the club in the summer, manager Jurgen Klopp will look to pay as much as £30m to replace their two outgoing veterans, according to The Athletic. A huge gamble, which has not paid off in the past.
Would you like to see Todd Cantwell at Liverpool?
History tells us that throwing players into the deep end does not always work out. Not that I am making direct comparisons between the two players, but Andy Carroll also made the move at the age of 22, admitting that he could never get a grip at Liverpool (quoted by Goal) and had four times the amount of experience in the top flight at the time than Cantwell currently has.
After the Canaries’ star faced accusations of being arrogant last month, it’s clear that the youngster is not ready to make the step up, and would not gel in well within a dressing room with characters such as Jordan Henderson. That being said, if Liverpool were to end discussions for now and revisit Cantwell in a year or two, he might be worth thinking about.