James Balagizi, a young player for Liverpool, has disclosed that he is close friends with Jude Bellingham, a midfield target for the Reds
It has been widely rumored that Liverpool will be looking to add a new midfielder in the summer of 2023, and several reputable journalists have claimed that Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund is the club’s primary target.
The former Birmingham City player was reportedly a target for Jurgen Klopp and the North West club management this summer, but Dortmund refused to go both Bellingham and Erling Haaland at the same time.
Next summer, the Reds are anticipated to make a move for the 19-year-old midfielder, although they will certainly have competition from teams like Real Madrid and Manchester City.
Bellingham’s personal connections at the clubs that represent potential suitors may influence his selection. It has been made public that Liverpool’s 18-year-old Balagizi is a close friend of the England international.
While there are many players on the Liverpool squad who Balagizi draws inspiration from, the talk turns to his close friend Jude Bellingham in the final moments of his interview with the Liverpool Echo, according to Keifer MacDonald, a journalist for the Liverpool Echo.
It just gives you the impression that you can realize your childhood dreams, according to Balagizi. Why shouldn’t I be doing it there if others I know are already doing it?
“Hopefully, if I can put my head down and work hard every single day, one day I’ll get my chance and progress from there,” she said.
It’s incredible how complete he is (Bellingham). He motivates people to reach their full potential, and he’s currently doing that on the grandest platform. He is such an inspiration to me since it is what I hope to achieve in the future.
Bellingham will be drawn to Anfield by having close friends like Balagizi and England teammates in Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold, even if eventually football-related issues and money will be the main factors influencing her decision.
It bodes well for the Reds as they attempt to renovate the park’s aging midsection. While players like James Milner, Thiago Alcantara, and Jordan Henderson are past their prime and in the latter years of their contracts, Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain battle to maintain their fitness.
As Klopp attempts to assemble the next incarnation of this Liverpool club, getting this key midfield addition right is crucial.