In a report from Liverpool Echo, it was mentioned that Liverpool are set to put everything on the line to bring Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund. It was also stated that the Reds will fend off Real Madrid and Manchester City by making an irrefutable offer to secure Bellingham’s signature.
Bellingham’s Impressive Run Of Form For Borussia Dortmund
Bellingham is enjoying another outstanding season at Dortmund as he is putting in several match-winning displays for them in the Bundesliga. The 19-year-old has scored ten goals and picked up five assists over 24 appearances for the German club this season across various competitions.
The Stourbridge-born talent has been exceptional at both ends of the field and deserves a lot of credit for averaging 1.9 shots, 1.3 interceptions, 1.1 clearances, 2.9 tackles, 1.0 key passes and 2.1 dribbles per game in the German first division. He has even been tidy when interchanging possession with his teammates after completing 82.2% of his attempted passes in the German top flight (stats via whoscored).
His current contract with Dortmund runs out in the summer of 2025 and he has recently enjoyed a decent campaign in the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament with England. Hence, Liverpool will have to make a big offer if they want to win the race to land Bellingham at the end of this season.
Can Liverpool Boss Jurgen Klopp Fend Off Competition From Other Clubs?
Bellingham can get stuck in with some solid tackles to make life difficult for the opposition in the middle of the pitch. He can also make a few vital interceptions for his team and doesn’t hesitate to clear the danger when the opposition attackers are on the front foot. The 22-time England international can strike the ball with power and precision from all ranges and has got the vision to create some decent plays for his teammates in the final third.
Bellingham is the perfect solution to Liverpool’s issues in the midfield department. However. the Merseysiders are currently languishing in the tenth place of the Premier League table, 21 points behind league leaders Arsenal and 11 points behind Newcastle United to secure a Champions League place. There have been no signs of an improvement in the mentality of the squad and the lack of productivity in the final third has led the Anfield club to its own demise.
If Klopp fails to address the problem and secure the top four places then the Reds would not be able to fend off competition from Real Madrid and Manchester City as both the rival clubs would have an added lure of Champions League football to convince Bellingham. So it all boils down to how Liverpool fare at the end of this season.