Alex Bruce has claimed it would “not surprise” him if Todd Cantwell was playing his football at Liverpool next season. 

The former Hull City defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, compared the 21-year-old to the much talked about Jack Grealish and James Maddison in his play-style.

Cantwell has been a standout performer for Norwich this season, registering 6 goals in 24 appearances in a side that has struggled to bottom of the Premier League.

As reported by The Athletic, the attacking midfielder is attracting interest from the likes of Spurs and Manchester United but Liverpool appear to be the early frontrunners.

When asked if he could see the Englishman at Anfield next season, Bruce told Football Insider: “One thing that he gives you is his ball carrying.

“He is a little bit like Jack Grealish – that type of player. He plays with flair like a James Maddison. Of course, he has some way to go before he is at their levels but it is his first season in the Premier League and he has done OK.

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“He has caught people’s eye and everybody is talking about him. Cantwell is young, so he is definitely a prospect. It would not surprise me if a club like that takes a punt on him. If Norwich go down, it will be difficult to keep hold of him.”  

Norwich currently lie bottom of the Premier League table, seven points adrift of safety.

Jurgen Klopp has a good track record when it comes to signing relegated players with Andrew Robertson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri all falling into that category.

In other Liverpool news, Danny Mills has told Football Insider which player flopped against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night.