Liverpool told exciting trait £30m target would give Klopp as deal hinted

Date published: Sunday 23rd February 2020 2:59 - Jonny Whitfield

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp would be wise to sign Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell this summer, according to one pundit.

Norwich have suffered a fairly dismal return to the Premier League, with the Canaries sitting bottom of the table and looking likely to be  relegated.

However, one standout positive has been the form of Cantwell, who has made the step up to the top flight in some style with excellent performances throughout the campaign.

Such form has seen him be linked with Liverpool, who have reportedly gone ahead of Manchester United in the race to sign the 21-year-old and are said to be preparing a £30million approach.

Speaking to Football Insider, Alex Bruce highlighted how Cantwell’s ball-carrying ability could see him earn a move to Anfield in the summer.

“One thing that he gives you is his ball carrying,” the pundit said.

“He is a little bit like Jack Grealish – that type of player. He plays with flair like a James Maddison.

“Of course, he has some way to go before he is at their levels but it is his first season in the Premier League and he has done OK.

“He has caught people’s eye and everybody is talking about him. Cantwell is young, so he is definitely a prospect.


“It would not surprise me if a club like that takes a punt on him. If Norwich go down, it will be difficult to keep hold of him.”

It is expected to be a fairly busy summer for Klopp this year, with several exits – both temporary and permanent – likely over the course of next season.

The likes of Adam Lallana and Xherdan Shaqiri could leave for good in the summer, while Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah are both expected to be involved in the Africa Cup of Nations in the winter.

Therefore, Klopp could look to make additions in midfield and attack, with RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner one forward who the club have been heavily linked with.

Indeed, the German international has made no secret of his admiration for Liverpool and his compatriot Klopp.

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