Another day, another potential Liverpool signing. The Reds have been tipped to have a quiet summer with the only incomings predicted to be made on a tight budget. According to various reports Liverpool are looking to make Jamal Lewis their first bargain buy of the summer. Liverpool signing Jamal Lewis would answer an important question about the future of Neco Williams.
Liverpool chasing Jamal Lewis
According to Melissa Reddy at The Independent, Liverpool are looking to sign Jamal Lewis as a backup for Andy Robertson.
The Norwich City left back would become the latest relegated player to be signed by the Reds following Gini Wijnaldum, Xherdan Shaqiri and Andy Robertson.
The Independent has claimed that Liverpool would be willing to pay up to £10m for Jamal Lewis whilst The Telegraph have asserted that the Reds would have to cough up £20m.
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There isn’t much that the Reds need to do this summer. Jürgen Klopp has the strongest starting XI in the Premier League and a few years before he needs to think about replacing them.
What Klopp does need is backup in defence, there is currently no natural left back cover for Andy Robertson and no fourth choice centre back.
Liverpool signing the Norwich defender would provide vital cover and competition for the left back whilst also relieving the burden on Neco Williams.
More direction for Williams
In the final few games of the season we saw Neco Williams pop up at both left back and right back, despite coming through the academy on the right flank.
These appearances led to supporters wondering whether the Welshman was being prepped as cover for both sides of defence and if he was whether or not this would be beneficial to his development.
If Liverpool do sign the left back then we can expect Neco Williams to focus solely on covering Trent Alexander-Arnold at right back, a position the 19-year-old has certainly looked more comfortable in in the past.
Being able to focus on one position will be a massive boost to Williams’ progress, breaking into the first team is hard, breaking in on the opposite flank to the one you are used to is even harder.