Not an ideal start to the negotiations.
Liverpool have suffered a setback in their pursuit of Norwich City left-back Jamal Lewis.
Liverpool have put in a bid of £10m for the 22-year-old but that offer has been rejected by The Canaries according to Sky Sports.
It is understood that Norwich will not budge from their £20m evaluation for the player, especially considering he has three years left on his contract at Carrow Road.
The Merseyside club are in the market for a left-back as a back-up to Andy Robertson. According to the report, Jurgen Klopp could use 19-year-old Yasser Larouci as part of the deal in order land Lewis.
The likelihood of the deal going through also depends on the wishes of Lewis.
Minutes for Jamal Lewis at Liverpool
The 22-year-old made 28 Premier League appearances for Norwich this season. A potential move to Anfield would likely see that number drop significantly if he is to play a supporting role to Robertson.
It is not expected that Liverpool will complete any blockbuster transfers this summer. However, with the departures of Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana, there is some money to spend.
It is understood that Klopp has been eyeing up a replacement left-back for some time now. It will be interesting to see if the club reaches Norwich’s evaluation for Lewis who is valued at £20m.