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Liverpool’s offer for Jamal Lewis was rejected

Liverpool had a £ 10million offer for Norwich left-back Jamal Lewis, which was rejected as they sought to cover Andy Robertson.

The initial offer is said to be about half of what Norwich is looking for before considering selling and that he will be confident they will get it, as Lewis has three more years on his contract.

Liverpool could also include 19-year-old defender Yasser Larouci as part of the deal.

Above all, Larouci is part of the ‘local quota’, so there is potential for a situation similar to the one that saw Kevin Stewart leave Anfield for Hull at the same time that Andy Robertson joined Liverpool in 2017.

Any potential deal for Lewis depends a lot on the player’s wishes given he is used to playing regular first-team football. The 22-year-old made 28 Premier League appearances for Norwich last season.

Andy Robertson has become one of the best left-backs in the world over the past two seasons

Andy Robertson has become one of the best left-backs in the world over the past two seasons

With first-choice left-back Andy Robertson, playing time is not guaranteed at Anfield.

Since relegation from Norwich, reports have linked Max Aarons with a move to Bayern Munich and Ben Godfrey with a move to AC Milan or Bayer Leverkusen.

Liverpool have been quiet in the transfer market lately, only youngsters Harvey Elliott and Sep van den Berg, as well as goalkeeper Adrian joined last summer, with Takumi Minamino added in January.

Harvey Elliott was one of three signing for Liverpool last summer

Harvey Elliott was one of three signing for Liverpool last summer

However, Liverpool have been watching the left-back cover for a long time and the departures of Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana could mean the club are going to do more business this summer.

Analysis: “A dream move – but how many would Lewis play?”

Kaveh Solhekol from Sky Sports News:

“Liverpool are not going to make a successful transfer deal this summer. They are aware of the impact of the pandemic and they are going to be very careful about spending.

“They don’t need a lot of players, but one area they need to look at is reinforcement for Andy Robertson and Jamal Lewis is on their roster. There is a lot of interest in quite a few Norwich players after their relegation.

“Liverpool value him at around £ 10million but I don’t think that will be enough for Norwich, who are looking for around double that. One thing that could help the deal would be if Yasser Larouchi was involved. But I think it’ll come down to Lewis. It’s a dream move but realistically it won’t play much; he will be the liner. ”

What do Liverpool need?

Analysis by Sky Sports News reporter Vinny O’Connor:

“Liverpool have to improve because if you look at the likes of Chelsea right now, Man City are going to improve, Man Utd had a run that brought them back to the Champions League.

“So Liverpool know they have to be better next season and if they don’t want to do as much in the transfer market then the Liverpool side know they will have to raise their levels again. ”

“Klopp said they weren’t necessarily going to be doing too much business in the transfer window, although there might be a strange addition. But then there are the other improvements to players that they already have. We’ve seen with Naby Keita’s performance, if you can get that kind of performance from him consistently, that’s an improvement Liverpool could make.

“And Klopp spoke to us after the Curtis Jones game and he couldn’t help but let it slip that he was ready now, they are very excited about what he can produce for Liverpool FC. Adam Lallana left some space and Jones can more than fill that in and become an influential member of this team because there is a lot of excitement to what he can accomplish in a red jersey. And he takes the No.17 jersey next season, which of course in the early years was Steven Gerrard’s. ”

Summer transfer period – key dates and times

The summer transfer window will last 10 weeks from July 27 and close at 11 p.m. on October 5.

A window reserved for domestic exchanges between the Premier League and the EFL then runs from October 5 and ends on Friday October 16 at 5 p.m. Follow all the news and analyzes on Sky Sports News and through Sky Sports‘digital platforms, including with our dedicated Transfer Center blog.

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