Jude Bellingham, a midfielder for Borussia Dortmund, was interested in joining Liverpool before they were defeated by Manchester City on Saturday
The Times and journalist Paul Joyce have shared an update on Jurgen Klopp’s pursuit of the 19-year-old.
Prior to the weekend, Bellingham was eager to move to Anfield this summer.
It’s unclear whether the Reds’ 4-1 loss to Manchester City on Saturday had an impact, but Dortmund’s loss to Bayern Munich on the same day “demonstrates how the natural order has been restored in the Bundesliga.”
It is estimated that bringing the England international to Merseyside will cost more than £100 million.
Bellingham wanted to play for Liverpool.
In our opinion, Saturday’s loss to City will not play a role in Bellingham’s decision this summer.
Despite reportedly receiving offers from both clubs, the prospect of working on a project at Anfield appears to appeal to the youngster more than the prospect of imminent silverware at the Etihad.
After Liverpool’s abysmal season, if the midfielder is still interested in a move before the weekend, the results between now and the end of the season are likely to have little bearing on his decision.
If Bellingham joins City or Real Madrid, he’ll be playing Champions League football right away, which isn’t a given at Anfield after this season’s shenanigans.
England teammate Kieran Trippier described the teenager as a “world class” player, and he could join any club in the world.
Despite Liverpool’s struggles this season, he appears set on joining Klopp on Merseyside this summer.