Liverpool players will have held conversations across the international break with Borussia Dortmund star and England international Jude Bellingham on his potential move to Anfield.
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That is according to transfer insider Dean Jones, who has informed GIVEMESPORT that it is likely Liverpool’s representatives in the England squad have spoken to Bellingham regarding a potential move to Anfield in the near future.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Jones said: “It’s not unheard of that it happens, I’m not sure that it would have happened this time around. It was a weird England meet-up this time in terms of where everyone’s at in their current season and the plans to try and get into that World Cup squad.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold, for example, has got to be fully focused on even getting into the England squad, let alone trying to convince players in that squad to come and play for his club team. I’m sure conversations happened. But I don’t think that they would have spent much time trying to convince him.”
Whilst you can certainly imagine that this is the case with players on international duty, if we are going by the current number of players from the Liverpool squad in comparison to Premier League counterparts, then the Reds are outnumbered.
Manchester City for instance just had five of their players called up to the Nations League squad, which is of course more overpowering than Liverpool’s two players in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson.
Either way, conversations are likely to have taken place, and it would be intriguing to see if that has any bearing on Bellingham’s decision, with the teenage sensation looking as though he will see out a third and final season with Borussia Dortmund, before moving onto pastures new.
He would certainly be an asset to Klopp’s side.
At just 19-years-old, the England international has also proven himself as a leader and found himself as the captain of Dortmund last time out in the game against FC Koln – a real credit to him at the tender age of 19, and a great example as to how he handles pressure – leading by example as he garnered an assist.