Former Liverpool midfielder Steve McMahon has urged the Reds to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison, saying “there is a position” for him in Jurgen Klopp’s team.
The Reds were quiet in the summer transfer window and spent the second-least amount of money in the Premier League behind Norwich City, but Klopp’s side have started the season in impressive fashion with eight wins from as many top-flight games.
Liverpool have a wide range of midfield combinations available with the likes of Adam Lallana and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain currently struggling for game time, but speaking to Stadium Astro, McMahon urged the Reds to bring Maddison to Merseyside.
“I think Maddison has another level to go. I think there’s a top team, if it’s not Liverpool then [Manchester] United maybe, they’ll be in for him. He can only get better. Jurgen loves up and at them players, 100 per cent, non-stop work rate.
“He knows his full backs can create a chance, the space and can go for an overlap. I don’t see Maddison sitting on the bench [at a big club]. Say he comes to Liverpool, I’m not telling James Maddison to leave, but if I’m Klopp I would be looking to sign a player.
He’s young, he’s English, he’s got a lot going for him. He changes the tempo of the game, why wouldn’t he get in Liverpool’s midfield? Henderson has been getting replaced for ever with [James] Milner, [Naby] Keita has not come on leaps and bounds, Fabinho is the holding midfield player.
“There’s a position there for him. If he came and he knuckled down, and he got his work ethic sorted, I see no reason why he wouldn’t fit in.”
Liverpool, who have an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League table, face Manchester United at Old Trafford following the international break.
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