By José Díaz Navarro (@cheduardo99)
Whilst veteran James Milner is a capable deputy at left-back, Andrew Robertson is Liverpool’s only out-and-out senior player in this position. So Jurgen Klopp is willing to pay up to £10million for a defender who can provide Robbo with greater competition.
The Reds have bagged plenty of quality players from relegated teams in the past, a list which includes Georginio Wijnaldum (from Newcastle in 2016) and Robertson himself (from Hull City in 2017). Jamal Lewis could be next.
Both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson share the same representatives (the PLG commercial agency) as Lewis, so negotiations – if they advance – should prove seamless. And a major bargaining point for Jurgen Klopp is also the fact that Algerian youngster Yasser Larouci is keen to leave Anfield, with the Canaries potential suitors – as per the Mirror’s David Maddock,
Since Larouci is eager to join a club which would be willing to offer more first-team opportunities (Norwich are one such club), a player-plus-cash swap deal could be on the cards.
It’s reported that Lewis has returned early from a holiday in Mykonos eager to secure a move away from Norwich after their failed mission to retain Premier League status. With Jurgen Klopp and the rest of the Liverpool recruitment staff allegedly big admirers of the young defender, this one could move quickly.
The Reds have shown an interest in Bournemouth left-back Lloyd Kelly in the past, but Lewis is now top of the wishlist. But a deal could be dependant on whether Lewis accepts that he will initially be a squad player if he signs.