• Liverpool reportedly want to sign Norwich's Jamal Lewis for $13 million
  • The 2019-20 season was Lewis' first appearance in the Premier League
  • Klopp is believed to be an admirer of Lewis

Liverpool FC reportedly are chasing Norwich City’s Jamal Lewis as a cover for Andy Robertson in the ongoing summer transfer window.

After playing the Championship for three straight seasons, Norwich City were promoted to the Premier League ahead of the 2019-20 campaign. It was Lewis’ first appearance in the English top-flight league and the 22-year-old ensured his performances were noticed by the top clubs. The left-back even scored once in his 32 competitive appearances for Norwich this season. The goal came in the Premier League match against Leicester City, which Norwich sealed 1-0.

While Lewis could not save Norwich from once again getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the Premier League 2019-20, he has gained the attention of the English champions, Liverpool.

Liverpool won the league title after a gap of 30 years and manager Jurgen Klopp is expected to make a few signings this summer to keep their domination intact in the league. It is understood that The Reds are seeing 22-year-old Lewis as a backup for Robertson, who joined Liverpool from relegated Hull City in 2017 for a mere $10 million. Klopp has similar plans for Lewis, but Norwich may not let go of their talented defender for that cheap.

The Reds are preparing to approach Norwich with a bid of $13 million for Lewis in the ongoing summer transfer window, reported sports website talkSPORT. Klopp is reportedly impressed by Lewis’ attitude and believes the player will be a great fit in his squad and has a great chance to develop alongside 21-year-old Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Klopp is aware that Alexander-Arnold, Robertson and Lewis are represented by sports agency PLG, and the German boss is expected to use his famous backline pair’s connection with Lewis to secure the signatures of the Northern Ireland national.

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The talkSPORT report has also claimed that Norwich City want double that fee ($13 million) as they are under no pressure to sell, despite their relegation to the Championship.

Lewis, who was born in Luton, England, represents Northern Ireland in the international level through his Belfast-born mother. He made his international debut in 2018 and has played 12 matches for his country.