Jamal Lewis is using Liverpool as inspiration after a 15million move to Newcastle United.
Left-back was the subject of Liverpool’s 10 10 million bid last month after Jurgen Klopp targeted Andy Robertson’s back-up.
Lewis seems to have lost his heart on his way to Anfield, but Norwich lost his hand after rejecting the bid, signing Constantinos Simikas from Olympiacos for st 11.75 million instead of the Premier League champions.
And upon arriving in Newcastle, Lewis made it clear that he thought Liverpool would ask him what he fully appreciated.
“There are great examples – two from Liverpool, Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold,” the 22-year-old told UFC.
“They’re really setting the standard right now with the aggression and enthusiasm of how they will play and move forward.
“You see how important they are to their team, they’re really important to them.”
Norwich wanted twice as much as Liverpool paid for Lewis, and the Reds did not want to retaliate against him, so they signed Greece’s international semikas as their first choice.
Originally the title-winners would increase Lewis’ sales to more than 5 million more than they had suggested, which Liverpool’s Northern Ireland International should have stuck with following them – and this could become even clearer with the progress of the new season.
Simikas, 24, began his career with Olympiacos with loans in Denmark and the Netherlands before cementing his place for the Greek club.
He has helped Olympiacos win the domestic title in a similarly influential fashion as Liverpool – including his Europa League appearances against Wolves and Arsenal – who made 43 appearances for his opponents last season.
Claverp’s Robertson needed expert back-up, relying on the versatile James Milner to left-cover his first choice in the past.
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Robertson joined Liverpool from Hull City three years ago.
Like Alexander-Arnold, under the manager he has become the best full back in the world and an important part of Liverpool’s fast attack.