Jurgen Klopp believes that Liverpool’s purchase of Jude Bellingham might be a “transformative” one
Bellingham has long been mentioned as the Reds’ main transfer target. That is still the case, according to The Times this morning.
According to the source, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder is still “the apple of Klopp’s eye” in terms of midfield signings. According to reports, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp believes Bellingham can cut the gap with teams like Real Madrid ‘overnight.’
With Madrid rumored to be one of the 19-year-“other old’s suitors,” the Reds are in for a fight. Nevertheless, with Klopp allegedly eager to discuss his vision for Bellingham at Liverpool with the player himself, there is still reason to be optimistic.
The final amount for the England international is said to be ‘eye-watering.’ According to The Times, Liverpool will have money to spend this summer without having to sell players first.
Bellingham is in desperate need of a supporting cast.
According to what we saw last night against Real Madrid’s best midfield, it will take more than Bellingham to bring Liverpool back from the brink of extinction.
Following an encouraging recent improvement in form, Fabinho appears to have reverted to form. Meanwhile, playing James Milner in midfield next season is no better than playing Klopp himself.
This was clearly not Liverpool’s first-choice midfield. Not at all. But the fact remains that it will take more than one individual to make things right.
Others may disagree with you. Since his breakthrough, Bellingham has been described in a variety of ways, the most recent being ‘frightening,’ courtesy of Jermain Defoe. If only one man can salvage the Reds, it appears to be him.
Nevertheless, the amount of surgery required is simply too great for a single scalpel to handle. Regardless of the quality. Liverpool must create a midfield for at least the next three years. Thiago Alcantara, Milner, Fabinho, Naby Keita, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are all expected to leave the club by the time Klopp’s current contract expires in 2026.
Jordan Henderson is still around, although his function should be significantly decreased at the age of 36. Therefore the rebuild must begin immediately, and it must begin with two or three. Bellingham may be capable of transforming things to some extent, but he will require a supporting cast. Liverpool just cannot afford to make a mistake at this point.