Liverpool have been backed by Alex Bruce to complete the transfer of Todd Cantwell from Norwich in the summer. The midfielder has impressed this season and has been compared to the likes of Jack Grealish and James Maddison – who are both wanted by Manchester United.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is expected to only make minor tweaks to his squad in the summer, but a move for Cantwell has been mooted.
The 21-year-old has impressed this season, netting six goals and providing two assists in the Premier League.
And with Norwich looking certain to be relegated, Cantwell will be a man in demand in the summer.
Former Hull defender Bruce thinks the youngster would be a good fit for Liverpool because of his attributes.
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He told Football Insider: “One thing that he gives you is his ball carrying.
“He is a little bit like Jack Grealish – that type of player. He plays with flair like a James Maddison.
“Of course, he has some way to go before he is at their levels but it is his first season in the Premier League and he has done OK.
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“He has caught people’s eye and everybody is talking about him. Cantwell is young, so he is definitely a prospect.
“It would not surprise me if a club like that takes a punt on him. If Norwich go down, it will be difficult to keep hold of him.”
In contrast, Liverpool legend Steve McManaman doesn’t think Cantwell has done enough to make a move to Liverpool yet.
“I’m surprised about the rumours linking Todd Cantwell with Liverpool,” McManaman told HorseRacing.net.
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“It’s something which could certainly happen in the future, but I don’t think he’s done enough just yet to warrant playing at that kind of level.
“I get the fact that he wants to play at a higher level and is performing well in a struggling Norwich City team, that’s completely understandable – but it would surprise me if Liverpool were very interested in him.”
Norwich return to action on Sunday when they take on Wolves.
The Canaries know they must win to have any chance of staying up as they are currently seven points behind Aston Villa who sit 17th.
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