Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes that James Maddison is one signing that The Reds should make to close the gap on Manchester City.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Carragher sang the praises of the Leicester City midfielder who moved to the King Power Stadium last summer from Norwich City.
Maddison went on to score seven goals and provide seven assists in 35 starts in his debut Premier League season for The Foxes.
On MNF, Carragher said:
“I think he is the one player outside of the top six who Liverpool should be looking at.
“People have been talking about Coutinho coming back, but obviously that hasn’t happened as he has gone to Bayern Munich, but if you are looking in the Premier League, yes, he will cost a lot of money, but he should be the one Liverpool are looking at if you are going to that next step up.”
Carragher’s fellow pundit, Gary Neville, also joined in with the praise for Maddison, suggesting the youngster has a big career ahead of him.
“He is a genuine creative player.
“I think he is outstanding. I think he will be playing for England a lot of times.
“He will be in the European Championship squad. I think he’s fantastic.”
Maddison certainly would add a creative spark to Liverpool’s midfield if he were to sign for Jurgen Klopp. However, with the transfer window now closed and Klopp’s history of avoiding transfers in January, it would be next summer at the earliest if Liverpool were to register an interest in bringing Maddison to Anfield.
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