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Liverpool must break £75m record in order to grant reported Jurgen Klopp transfer wish

Jurgen Klopp has an expensive transfer wish in mind, according to reports. The Liverpool boss may need to break a record.

This comes from Bild. They claim that Jurgen Klopp has a transfer wish – signing Jude Bellingham.

Borussia Dortmund are aware that their old manager wants Bellingham, too. There’s just a small hiccup – their asking price.

Dortmund would want over £100m in order to sell the 18-year-old next year. That would be a summer in which Erling Haaland is expected to leave the club, too, of course.

And it appears they don’t want to let both of their prized assets go without immense compensation. Compensation that Liverpool may struggle to pay.

On top of that, Dortmund are apparently making moves to keep Bellingham long-term. They’re interested in signing his brother, Jobe, who’s currently at Birmingham City.

Liverpool, then, would have some serious persuading to do.

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Will Liverpool grant Klopp his wish?

£100+ would be a transfer record for Liverpool. Their current record-outlay stands at £75m for Virgil van Dijk nearly four years ago.

That tells us two things. Firstly, Liverpool will spend a huge amount of cash on the right player. Secondly, they’re very specific about ‘the right player’.

So is Bellingham that player? Honestly, he probably is. Even at 18, he gives the impression that he can contribute at the absolute highest level and he’s only going to get better.

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His energetic style fits in well with Liverpool, while he’s also a dream for Homegrown rules. You could conceivably get 15 years out of him, too, if you keep him happy for that long.

And on top of it all, both Jordan Henderson and Thiago are the wrong side of 30. They will need long-term replacements in the next few years.

That means Liverpool probably don’t need to spend a fortune on Bellingham just yet. Though, few would complain if they did.

If Liverpool are at all willing to break their transfer record, they likely won’t find a better fit than Bellingham.

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