Liverpool have already made two signings with Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho making the move to Merseyside, however, FSG are now reported to be already plotting their third.
According to one Spanish news outlet, Real Madrid want to compete with Liverpool for the signing of Jude Bellingham, with the Reds remaining interested in securing the Borussia Dortmund star’s signature.
As per the report, Los Blancos are tabling an offer of €90m (£77.7m) this summer but the Anfield outfit are willing to pay €100m (£86.3m) whether that be during this transfer window or in 12 months’ time.
Liverpool are reportedly making the signing of a midfielder a priority as Thiago Alcantara, Jordan Henderson and James Milner are all in their 30s and Klopp could bring in his very own Steven Gerrard by signing Bellingham this summer.
In fact, Jamie O’Hara was even quoted comparing the young Bundesliga star to the former Liverpool captain, telling talkSPORT:
“He is the closest thing we have had since Steven Gerrard.”
The 18-year-old phenomenon who was hailed “powerful” by Roy Keane has been attracting attention to himself following his impressive performances for Borussia Dortmund, and this season again has proved he has the potential to be a valuable asset in Liverpool’s midfield three.
Bellingham has scored three goals, delivered eight assists and created ten big chances in his 32 Bundesliga appearances, making 1.3 key passes, 1.6 tackles and 1.3 interceptions on average per game, winning the majority of his duels (51%) and completing the majority of his dribbles (57%).
With that being said, FSG must do everything they can to attract the youngster to Merseyside either this summer or the next to avoid losing out on another young talent after Aurelien Tchouameni made the move to Real Madrid despite reportedly agreeing personal terms with Liverpool.
At just 18 years old, the Reds could have a future leader on their hands if they can complete the signing to follow in the footsteps and reprise the role in the team that Henderson inherited in the centre of the pitch from Gerrard.