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Northern Ireland boss Baraclough backs Lewis for Liverpool switch

Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough has backed Jamal Lewis to join Liverpool.

The Norwich City left-back has been linked with a move to the Premier League champions as a potential understudy for Andy Robertson.

And his international boss thinks it would be a great move for the 22-year-old.

Baraclough told the BBC: "You want to have as many players playing at the highest level and we don't have enough.

"If Jamal was to go there to work with the likes of Jurgen Klopp and the squad he has assembled it would be a massive boost to his career."

He added: "The pool of players we are picking from probably isn't of the same level of the teams we are competing against so the more players we have playing regularly at the highest level the better.

"If the move goes through for Jamal it would be very exciting - it's a move that I wouldn't be able to turn down - going to the newly crowned Premier League champions.

"Why wouldn't you want to go to Liverpool and sign for them?"

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