by Brandon Russell (@Russell_Sports)
Liverpool are reportedly considering a move for Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis as Jurgen Klopp looks to provide cover for Andy Robertson.
The Northern Ireland international has appeared twenty-seven times for Norwich this season and made six international appearances. Lewis is just one of a number of young stars that have caught the eye in Daniel Farke’s squad despite their position in the table – rock bottom.
Liverpool have previously been linked with Lewis’s teammates Todd Cantwell and Emiliano Buendia.
In what is expected to be a quiet window for the Reds, a move for Lewis seems reasonable, especially given recent reports suggesting Yasser Larouci is on his way out. Klopp currently has no senior left-back cover for Robertson. Veteran James Milner, and even Neco William, are two capable deputies but neither can be described as a ‘specialist’ in that position.
Norwich City’s relegation to the Championship provides strong leverage for Klopp and Michael Edwards to strike a Robertson-esque bargain. And at 22-years of age, Lewis fits neatly into the FSG recruitment model which Liverpool fans have become so accustomed to.
Thus, despite the possible financial restrictions in the upcoming transfer window, a move for Lewis should perhaps be a priority. The left-back’s reported wage of just £5,000-a-week would also allow funds to be spent elsewhere in the squad.
Cover on the left-side of defence is imperative as Liverpool could be caught short should Robertson suffer any long-term injury.
An approach for Bournemouth left-back Lloyd Kelly has also been touted.