Liverpool are putting in plenty of work behind the scenes in order to sign top target Jude Bellingham.
The Reds are in the thick of the battle to sign the England midfielder next summer, along with a number of elite clubs. And as per Sky Sports, Liverpool are viewed on the inside as being the club doing the ‘heaviest work’ to lure Bellingham.
That work is said to have been done over a ‘long period,’ with interest dating back to the teenager’s time at Birmingham.
Interest in Bellingham is, of course, fierce. Manchester City and Real Madrid are both attempting to poach him, with Manchester United also in the mix.
Bellingham shows the world his class
After just one game of this winter’s World Cup, you can already see why Borussia Dortmund have been reluctant to put a price on Bellingham.
If Monday’s display against Iran is anything to go by, his value is going to keep on shooting up.
Given the nod for his World Cup debut by Gareth Southgate, Bellingham showed exactly why he’s so coveted.
His goal was delightful. Arriving late from midfield, Jude ghosted into the penalty area undetected. The subsequent header was perfectly cushioned in a manner reminiscent of his idol Steven Gerrard in Istanbul.
As per englandfootball.com, that made Bellingham the second youngest England goal scorer in World Cup history.
It wasn’t just the goal, though. The Dortmund man’s all-round game was so impressive against Iran. Despite his young years, Bellingham ran the midfield alongside Declan Rice.
Already a leader for his club, you can easily see him taking the armband for his country one day, too.
That’s perhaps a little way off, but it’s certainly within his grasp. At just nineteen, he’s already one of world football’s burgeoning stars. No wonder Jermaine Jenas has labelled him as being ‘scary.’ Hopefully he’ll be spooking the opposition in a Liverpool shirt very soon.