Jamie Carragher has urged Liverpool to make a move for Leicester City star James Maddison.
The attacking midfielder was heavily linked with a switch to Merseyside last summer – but across Stanley Park to Everton – but ultimately completed a £20million transfer from Norwich City to Leicester City instead.
Maddison, who started his career at his home city club Coventry, enjoyed an impressive debut season in the Premier League, establishing himself as a regular for the Foxes and netting seven times in 36 outings.
He told Sky Sports: “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.”
Fellow pundit Gary Neville concurred with Carragher's assessment that Maddison is a special talent and added: “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.”