According to 90min, Liverpool are now confident they can sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham next summer.
As per the report, Liverpool’s interest in the star could come as a blow to Real Madrid – who are also interested in signing Bellingham in 2023.
It has been reported that Liverpool are making the signing of a midfielder a priority this summer, but with the latest update on Bellingham, it may be that the club will wait another season to improve their midfield.
The Reds will be wanting to inject some youth into the centre of the pitch with Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Thiago Alcantara all now in their 30s, and the Bundesliga youngster would be the perfect fit for Jurgen Klopp’s team of the future.
Bellingham has been impressing during his time at Borussia Dortmund, and again last season proved he possesses the star quality that could be a huge asset at Anfield.
The £80m talent scored three goals, delivered eight assists and created 10 big chances over his 32 Bundesliga appearances last term, as well as making 1.3 key passes, 1.6 tackles and 1.3 interceptions per game, in addition to winning the majority of his duels combined (51%) and successful in completing the majority of his dribble attempts (57%) – proving that he is the complete midfielder.
Bellingham has been the recipient of high praise, with the England manager Gareth Southgate hailing the 18-year-old “phenomenal” and an “exciting player” in a press conference after naming the young talent in his Euro 2020 squad.
Southgate claimed: “Jude is phenomenal. Just in training in the last couple of days, to have a 17-year-old, who wants to compete with senior players, not only has the technique, but the competitiveness and maturity, he’s a hugely exciting player.”
Klopp could form a formidable partnership in the centre of the pitch between Thiago and Bellingham if he makes the move to Merseyside combining the Spanish star’s experience with the Englishman’s raw talent, as the side continue their pursuit for trophies.
With that being said, the powers at Anfield must prepare for competition when it comes to signing the wonderkid next summer, as Bellingham will add high quality to the heart of the midfield in any team he joins.