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Liverpool Are Leading The Race To Land This Borussia Dortmund Star: Dream Option For Klopp?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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In a recent interview with the Born and Red YouTube channel, renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano claimed that Liverpool are leading the race to land Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham. Romano said,

“As of today, Liverpool lead the race for Jude Bellingham. But it can change.

“Also, when you are in a race with Real Madrid and Manchester City, it is never safe until you sign the contract.

“If you asked me in January 2022 where Haaland would play, I wouldn’t have said Manchester City, but in March I would have. So Bellingham race is absolutely open.”

Bellingham’s Impressive Run Of Form In German Football

Bellingham has enjoyed another outstanding season at Dortmund as he has put in several match-winning displays for them in the Bundesliga. The Stourbridge-born talent has banged in ten goals and picked up four assists in 24 matches for the German club this season across various competitions.

The 19-year-old has been a joy to watch at both ends of the field and deserves a lot of credit for averaging 3.1 shots, 1.4 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 3.1 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 1.1 clearances per 90 minutes in the German top tier. He has even been tidy when interchanging possession with his teammates after completing 81.7% of his attempted passes in league football (stats via whoscored).


Is Bellingham A Dream Option For Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp?

Bellingham is a good tackler of the ball and can sense the danger quickly to earn the ball back for his side inside his half. He doesn’t mind covering for his teammates and can clear the danger when required. Bellingham is primarily a box-to-box midfielder but can also fill in as a wide player if his manager asks him to do so.

The English sensation can strike the ball with venom and accuracy and has got the vision to create some decent chances for others around him in the final third. He can also make a few energetic runs with the ball from midfield.

We can expect Bellingham to enhance the overall quality of Liverpool‘s first XI. He is already good enough to secure a regular starting spot at Anfield in the coming seasons.

Bellingham has what it takes to help the Reds get back to challenging for the Premier League title in the upcoming campaign. All in all, the England international will be a dream option for the Merseyside club to pursue later this year if they have to give a ton of money for him in the process as he is a generational talent.

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