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Rumour Mongering: Liverpool Target Norwich Star Cantwell

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Liverpool have history in recent years of snapping up players from relegated sides.

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From Gini Wijnaldum to Andy Robertson, Liverpool have found great success in recent seasons by way of looking to salvage players off of relegated sides, and this season could see them add to their collection.

At least if a claim by The Athletic’s David Ornstein is to be believed, with the journalist with a reputation as an Arsenal insider claiming that the Reds are very serious about signing Norwich’s Todd Cantwell.

Liverpool fans will likely remember him mostly for his recent struggles to stay vertical when facing the Reds over the weekend, as when the two sides met on Saturday it felt as though the 21-year-old fell over an awful lot.

More broadly, though, Cantwell is a talented and flexible wide midfielder with room to grow, and on paper at least he would seem a good fit for one of the shuttling roles in Jürgen Klopp’s favoured 433 system.

While more of a wide player for Norwich, he likely lacks the pace to be a winger or attacker for the Reds, which means the likeliest possibility would be for him to arrive as something of a replacement for Adam Lallana.

However, with a rumoured value of £30M, he would make for an expensive depth and developmental signing. Certainly, though, Cantwell’s age and talent—not to mention that he’s English—make him intriguing.