Liverpool, along with Manchester City and Real Madrid, has been cited as having an interest in Bellingham for some time. But are Liverpool’s chances of acquiring the 19-year-old England international realistic?
According to reports, Bellingham’s family wants to move to Anfield and is working hard to make the move happen this summer.
Notwithstanding an exchange expense in the locale of £100 million being hyped up, there is a certifiable opportunity that Liverpool could land the generational ability above Head Association rivals Manchester City and Spanish monsters Real Madrid.
There are three reasons to be hopeful for Liverpool fans:
#1 Standing out as a star player
Liverpool has been struggling in the midfield all season and has been longing for a player of genuine quality in the middle of the field.
That, however, the midfield is beginning to mature seriously – Henderson is 32, Thiago is 31, Milner is going to turn 37 and Fabinho will turn 30 in October.
As the German seeks to construct a stable midfield unit for the foreseeable future, this presents a significant challenge for Jurgen Klopp.
However, Manchester City and Real Madrid operate in completely different environments. Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Ilkay Gundogan, Rodri, and Kalvin Phillips are among the embarrassingly rich midfielders for Manchester City.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, is bolstered by rising starts from Aurélien Tchouaméni, Eduardo Camavinga, and Federico Valverde, but they also have experienced professionals in Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, both of whom are getting older.
It’s Fair to say that neither of Bellingham’s midfielders would be revolutionary or stand out. However, he would become a global star at Liverpool and play a crucial role in reversing the club’s fortunes.
#2 Relationships with current Liverpool players
Jude Bellingham’s close relationship with Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson, both of whom play for Liverpool, came to light during England’s World Cup campaign.
There were a lot of pictures of the trio training together, but what really stood out was their friendship off the field. In point of fact, Alexander-Arnold and Bellingham shared a photo of their “Stroll in the city” excursion in Qatar on their Instagram account.
This does not necessarily imply that the Birmingham City academy graduate will select Liverpool due to his friendships with teammates. However, the young Englishman’s consideration of how he might settle at each club will undoubtedly be influenced by this.
Having friends like Alexander-Arnold and Henderson will help convince Bellingham that Anfield is his long-term home. Off-the-field happiness is just as important as on-the-field happiness.
#3 following in Steven Gerrard’s footsteps
Bellingham has made it clear that he admires former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard,
The adolescent has referenced often previously that Gerrard was his idol growing up and has even based pieces of his game around that of the previous Aston Villa supervisor’s game.
In this way, at only 19 years of age, Bellingham has the best open door to copy the previous Liverpool commander and become a legend from Liverpool’s midfield. The famous number 8 shirt that Gerrard wore for so many years will likely be available soon because Naby Keita’s contract ends next summer.
The possibility for Borussia Dortmund’s midfield talisman to assume his childhood idol’s number and position at Anfield is very intriguing and tempting, and it may prove to be too much to resist.