Report: Liverpool want £22.5m Leicester star James Maddison

(THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool and his players celebrating after winning the UEFA Champions League at the parade on June 02, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Leicester City face a challenge holding on to reported Liverpool target James Maddison after an excellent season in the Premier League.

James Maddison of Leicester City applauds the crowd during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Chelsea FC at The King Power Stadium on May 12, 2019 in Leicester, United...

Liverpool are interested in signing Leicester City playmaker James Maddison, according to the Standard.

Since moving to the King Power Stadium in a £22.5 million deal from Norwich City last summer, the 22-year-old has set about proving beyond all doubt that his future lies in the Premier League.

Maddison produced seven goals and seven starts in a superb campaign for Leicester with his set-piece prowess and ability to embarrass the opposition with perfectly weighted through balls or fierce long-range shots catching the eye.

 

And the Standard reports that Liverpool have joined top flight rivals Manchester United, Manchester City and Tottenham in keeping tabs on the Englishman, who is still yet to earn a cap for Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions side.

Combining technical ability with a relentless work ethic, Maddison looks like the perfect candidate to fill the creative void left by Philippe Coutinho in Liverpool’s midfield.

James Maddison of Leicester City during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Arsenal FC at The King Power Stadium on April 28, 2019 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

And the player himself certainly appears to be a fan of Liverpool’s charismatic coach Jurgen Klopp, if his social media activity is anything to go by.

The Mirror reported on Monday that Leicester value Maddison, whose 100 key passes were the most of any Premier League player in 2018/19, at a staggering £60 million.

James Maddison of Leicester City (l) challenges Luke Shaw of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester United at The King Power Stadium on...

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