Liverpool are “100%” interested in signing Borussia Dortmund’s teenage sensation Jude Bellingham but will be concerned by Manchester City, who are also vying for his signature.
What’s the word?
The reporter believes the Reds will be fearful over the influence of Manchester City’s goalscoring machine Erling Haaland, with the pair of course playing together at Dortmund.
As such, the Norwegian striker could sway the England international’s decision.
Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, Sheth said: “Money will talk and, come next summer, Liverpool 100% will be interested in signing him.
“But I’m sure they will be worried if Erling Haaland has been in Jude Bellingham’s ear to say, ‘City is the place for you and not anywhere else in Europe’.”
Liverpool’s big fear
Amidst a capitulating start to this year’s Premier League campaign, Liverpool fans will be both concerned and annoyed with the club.
The transfer strategy, although extremely astute and efficient from past memory, has ultimately let the Reds down this season.
Despite Jurgen Klopp’s late U-turn towards the very end of the summer transfer window, the squad has not been bolstered enough, with the midfield and full-back options still looking short of depth for a club of Liverpool’s level.
Their strategy could also come back to bite them in regard to the Bellingham deal.
The side opted to bide their time over the summer, with reports suggesting that they will make a move for the 19-year-old next summer upon the end of his third season with Borussia Dortmund.
Yet now, Bellingham finds himself as the current captain of the squad in place of the injured Marco Reus, for a Dortmund side who are challenging for the Bundesliga title.
With consistent development and regular minutes in Germany’s top-flight and the Champions League, there will be no urgency to leave Dortmund.
And if he is to depart at the end of the season, high-flyers Manchester City will be a more appealing option, especially if Liverpool continue their domestic demise.
Ultimately, waiting could prove costly for Liverpool, with Manchester City benefitting from a boost after capturing former teammate Haaland, who may hold influence over the asset dubbed “Captain. Starboy” by the admins at BTSport on Twitter.