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Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp urged to sign James Maddison by Steve McMahon

Liverpool: Jurgen Klopp urged to sign James Maddison by Steve McMahon - Liverpool

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been urged to sign Leicester City midfielder James Maddison. 

The Foxes midfielder put in another fine display yesterday and got himself on the scoresheet as his side lost out 2-1 to the Reds.

However, former Liverpool icon Steve McMahon – who won 3 league titles and 2 FA Cups across six years on Merseyside – was impressed with Maddison and called on the club to try and make a move to sign the former Norwich and Coventry star.

“I’m not telling James Maddison to leave. But if I’m Klopp, I would be looking to sign that player. He’s young, he’s English and he’s got a lot going for him,” McMahon said, with quotes taken from Stadium Astro by the Daily Star.

Maddison has emerged as one of the standouts attacking midfielders in the Premier League in the last few seasons and has scored nine goals while assisting the same amount during his 43 Premier League appearances so far in his career.

The Foxes’ number ten has been linked with a host of clubs in the last few months, with his current manager Brendan Rodgers admitting previously that a move to someone like Manchester United could be too hard for Maddison to turn down.

Leicester have been flying high in the Premier League this season and currently sit fourth in the table despite losing out at Anfield yesterday. Indeed, in yesterday’s meeting between the two sides, the former Norwich City man made more dribbles (2, per WhoScored) than any Liverpool midfielder as well as more crosses (6) than anyone other than Trent Alexander-Arnold (10), so clearly does boast attacking traits that could make a difference.

Furthermore, so far this season, he’s created 2 big chances from midfield (per the Premier League‘s official website) more than Fabinho (1), Georginio Wijnaldum (1) and James Milner (1), so could bring an element of creativity to an engine room previously criticised by former captain Graeme Souness.

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