A number of factors could see Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham sign for Liverpool, according to Bild TV presenter Valentina Maceri.
Speaking with Sky Sports News about the 19-year-old’s situation, the reporter claimed the Reds could be well positioned to land the England international in the summer.
“For now, I don’t think Bellingham will sign a new contract with Borussia Dortmund,” Maceri said.
“He has no official offers yet. They want to give him all the time to make a decision. And for now, he wants to focus on the weekend, as it’s the restart of the Bundesliga.
“His father is talking to Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp wants to sign him at Liverpool, but there is also Real Madrid and Manchester City are in the game.
“If Bellingham will decide based on his personal development as a player, tradition and the love of the game, he could go to Liverpool.
“My gut says, maybe we could see him at Liverpool.”
Maceri says Bellingham could choose Liverpool
According to The Mirror, it would take over £100m to land the Dortmund superstar.
While Liverpool would normally be priced out of such a deal, it appears the club are putting aside the funds needed to get the youngster to Anfield.
Although this is a great start, the Reds are in desperate need of multiple midfield additions going forward, so Bellingham definitely isn’t the answer to all of Klopp’s problems.
However, at 19 years old, the Englishman is the perfect player for the club to centre a rebuild around.
Having demonstrated he is already a world-class talent, the former Birmingham City man has over a decade left to play at the highest level.
Featuring under Gareth Southgate at the World Cup, Bellingham was absolutely sensational for the Three Lions. This was just a sign of things to come at his second major tournament, which makes his displays all the more exciting.
At the moment, Liverpool are certainly the worst side when compared with Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Therefore, Klopp will need to rely on all the illustrious factors mentioned when negotiating with the youngster’s father, as he will not be able to lean on the promise of imminent success.