Liverpool in bidding war for €80m-rated England international

Liverpool are confident of beating off competition from arch-rivals Man United and Man City to Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham. England international is already a regular for the German giants and is making waves with his displays in the Bundesliga.

Having played at the senior level for Borussia Dortmund and Birmingham, Jude is an experienced footballer who can perform from the word go. Already a full-fledged English international, Bellingham stands an impressive chance of making Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Given the trajectory his career has taken so far, it will not come as a shock if his stock continues to grow in the coming months. The German tactician is a fan of the 18-year-old midfielder and is keeping close tabs on his progress. Klopp’s relationship with Borussia Dortmund could also help talks between the two teams should it reach that stage.

Liverpool have a world-class squad at their disposal, but the midfield is not getting any younger. Milner is 36, while Henderson and Thiago are in their thirties. Fabinho cannot play every game, whereas Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott need to sharpen their skills to become regulars for the Reds.

Bringing in the English youngster would future-proof the department, handing the Reds a long-term solution to their requirement. The Englishman can replace Jordan Henderson and go on to play a similarly pivotal role at Liverpool in the years to come.