ESPN pundit urges Liverpool FC to sign 22-year-old midfielder
Steve Nicol would love to see Liverpool FC make a move to sign James Maddison from Leicester City this summer
Steve Nicol has urged Liverpool FC to consider making a move to sign James Maddison from Leicester City this summer.
The Reds are likely to be linked with a number of players this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad during the off-season ahead of next term.
Liverpool FC have earned plenty of praise for their brilliant attacking football this season but they ended up missing out on the Premier League title by one point as they finished second behind Manchester City.
The Merseyside outfit can still end the season on a high by beating Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final in Madrid on 1 June as they look to win their first major trophy under Klopp.
The Reds will then likely switch their attentions to the summer transfer window, and Nicol seems to think that Leicester City midfielder Maddison, 22, would be a great addition to Klopp’s squad at Anfield.
Speaking in an interview with ESPN FC, as quoted by the Daily Express, Nicol said: “Klopp’s recent three in the middle of the park for Liverpool, over the last couple of years particularly, has been about gaining possession back, about closing the opposition back, about working really hard and then getting the ball to the front three.
“I would love to see a little change in that with somebody like Maddison, who no question has already shown in the Premier League, from the middle of the park, he can open defences up, he can create chances.”
Maddison was in fine form for Leicester this season, scoring seven goals and making seven assists in 36 Premier League games.
Liverpool FC are aiming to go one step further in the Champions League this season after they reached the final last term but ended up losing 3-1 to Real Madrid.