All the Liverpool journalists got the memo last night that the club is keen on Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis.
They published the news at the same time – which is when we know the word has been officially provided to them by the club.
The word is that Liverpool want to spend £10m on Lewis and are currently at the head of the queue for the 22-year-old Northern Irish international who shone for the relegated Canaries and shares many of Andy Robertson’s offensive traits.
This seems like a very smart coup for the Reds – and someone you could have almost predicted we’d be in for.
We’re not quite sure how we’ve got away with not having a backup left-back for two seasons, but it’s clearly a risk Jurgen Klopp no longer feels is sensible!
Lewis won’t come in as a first-team starter, but he’ll get plenty of minutes in the cup competitions and when Klopp believes Robbo needs a break.
The fact the player shares an agent with our left-back and right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will only increase the likelihood of his signing.