Liverpool look to Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis as Jurgen Klopp seeks Andy Robertson understudy

Brandon Russell
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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.

Jamal Lewis (R) tussels for the ball against Chelsea’s Willan (L). (Photo by Adam Davy/Pool via Getty Images)

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.

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