Liverpool have been widely linked with Jude Bellingham in recent months
The Reds “do want to sign him,” according to The Athletic’s David Ornstein.
Furthermore, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp appears to have taken the lead in the chase of Bellingham.
However, the competition remains open, despite the Anfield outfit being an early front-runner.
However, whomever signs Bellingham will be getting one of the best midfielders in the world.
Despite being barely 19 years old, Bellingham has been absolutely spectacular at the World Cup.
So much so that Michael Essien has designated Bellingham his starting midfielder in Qatar.
In his prime, the Chelsea and Ghana icon was one of the best midfielders in the world.
Game clearly recognizes game.
On Thursday, the official FIFA World Cup Twitter account posted a quick Q&A with Essien.
Here are his selections for tournament stars, including the rumored Liverpool target.
If Bellingham is this excellent now, it’s frightening to consider how much better he’ll be after he achieves his ceiling.
The last answer ?
Michael Essien is a legend! ? pic.twitter.com/HXk35ic4PO
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) December 15, 2022
Liverpool really needs to upgrade their midfield in the coming season, and the Borussia Dortmund star would be the ideal player to build the team around.
England fans will be interested to observe how Belilngham progresses in the following years.
Although the Three Lions were eliminated in the quarter-finals this year, the future seems bright for them as well.
Not that more proof of the 19-year-abilities old’s was required, but Bellingham was exceptional at the World Cup.
England teammate Phil Foden tipped him to become “the best midfielder in the world”.
Maybe he’s already there?