Reports linked Liverpool with a move for Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell but the Reds are reportedly thinking something else.
But that doesn’t mean it’s the right move. In fact, it arguably isn’t and it would serve Liverpool better if they left the talented 21-year-old alone.
That’s no comment on Cantwell’s ability, though. Nor is it a suggestion that he wouldn’t play very well for Liverpool – he likely would.
But according to the Independent, Liverpool don’t want him. There’s a good reason for that, too – there’s so much great young talent already at the club.
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They mention Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott and they’re absolutely right. Liverpool should not risk blocking their progress as there’s every chance both will be better than Cantwell. Especially when Liverpool are only searching for squad options right now – they don’t need a first-teamer there.
Jones and Elliott also more ‘ready’ for Liverpool. The teenagers have worked under Klopp’s style for some time now, Jones in particular, and we know they can play the necessary way.
We don’t know that about Cantwell and we immediately have a reason to opt for the current Liverpool duo.
And if Liverpool can get the same from youngsters already at the club, they save a lot of money. The Reds can then spend that on a bigger player for a more necessary role – something they can’t find within.
If a space in the squad does open up, we think Jones is the right fit. And that means moves for players like Cantwell just aren’t necessary.