Liverpool have been targeting Jude Bellingham for some time but have been unable to materialize a move. Meanwhile, manager Jurgen Klopp revealed a problem.
English giants Liverpool are currently one of the best teams in English football and need no boost in their squad for the new season. However, it has targeted English midfielder Jude Bellingham, who currently plays for German giants Borussia Dortmund, as one of its potential candidates. Despite being linked for some time, a move for him never materialised. As the Reds begin their pre-season campaign against arch-rivals Manchester United in Bangkok on Tuesday, club head coach Jurgen Klopp has had mixed reactions to the Bellingham transfer saga. However, at the same time there is optimism about him.
According to Team Talk, Bellingham is contracted to Dortmund until 2025, while the club are not interested in selling him, prompting Liverpool to target him on the cheap next season. “He’s not in the market, so that’s the first problem for that player. Well, the only problem for that player!” Klopp said at a press conference in Bangkok.
Asked if Liverpool would strengthen its midfield further, Klopp reckoned, “No, I can say that. I don’t think anything will happen in midfield, but you never know. If someone comes to you and says, ‘I have to go…’, no one has come to me yet, but if that happens we will Will have to talk again, but why tell me if the situation is the same?
Regardless, Klopp believes Liverpool have enough depth in midfield to wait for Bellingham. “Of course, I [have hope]. And let’s not forget that Harvey Elliott was the standout player in the first four games of last season. He was great. Then he had a bad injury, came back, up, down. Normal for a young player and normal after a long injury. “He’s sharp now, he’s back and he needs luck like everybody else,” he said.