Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis is ‘desperate’ to force through a transfer to Liverpool move and would be happy to serve as a backup’ player at Anfield, according to a report from The Athletic.
Jurgen Klopp has seemingly made clear his intentions to sign a player to provide natural left-back cover for first-choice Andy Robertson and Lewis seems to be the man he wants.
Whilst the player wants to move to Anfield, the two clubs still seem far apart in terms of a transfer fee. The Reds value the 22-year-old at £10million, whilst the Canaries are holding out for around double that figure.
Lewis joined the club’s academy from Luton Town in 2013, progressing through the youth setup before making his debut in December 2017.
Now, having made 100 appearances for the club, including 28 in last season’s ill-fated campaign, the time may have arrived for the highly-rated youngster to extend his stay in the Premier League.
The marauding full-back has also been capped 12 times at the senior level by Northern Ireland.
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Lewis doesn’t have to look far in the current Liverpool squad for inspiration as to why a move to Anfield may be a positive switch. The current incumbent of his position, Robertson, also joined the club from a recently relegated side when he arrived from Hull City in 2017. The Scottish full-back is now a current English, European and World champion.
Reinforcements at left-back seem to have been made a top priority by Klopp this summer as he plots his squad’s title defence. With James Milner serving as cover for Robertson for much of this season, a more natural like-for-like understudy would add greater depth, as well as allowing Milner to play in his more favoured midfield role, where Liverpool have already lost an option in Adam Lallana.