Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to make a move for Leicester City playmaker James Maddison after he impressed against Chelsea.
Maddison enjoyed a strong first season in the top flight, mixing seven goals with seven assists.
Most recently, he caught the eye at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as the Foxes rallied in the second half to earn a point, his corner headed in by Wilfried Ndidi for the equaliser.
The Englishman was reportedly wanted by Liverpool before he made the switch to the King Power, having shone for Norwich City in the championship.
Many supporters have suggested that the Reds still lack a creative midfield presence, and Carragher has identified Maddison as a potential solution.
“He’s the one player outside of the top-six that, with my Liverpool head on, I’d be thinking he’s one we should be looking at,” the club legend said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
Carra does acknowledge, though, that the 22-year-old, who still has four years remaining on his contract, would be hit with a large price tag.
“People talk about [Philippe] Coutinho coming back – he’s going to Bayern Munich – but if you think of someone in the Premier League who you might be able to get, I think it’ll cost a lot of money but he’s certainly one I’d be looking at thinking ‘go and take that next step up’,” he argued.
Maddison would certainly offer something unique among our crop of midfielders and perhaps allow Jurgen Klopp to craft different routes to goal after relying on the flanks.
Maybe we use Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson as outlets so much because Klopp doesn’t feel enough goals can come from the midfield areas.