Liverpool transfer news: Jude Bellingham responds to Reds’ interest

Jude Bellingham, Dortmund, 2021/22

Jude Bellingham has been strongly connected with a go to Liverpool from Borussia Dortmund.

Bellingham has emerged as one particular of the ideal youthful midfielders in the match given that swapping Birmingham City for Dortmund in the summer of 2020, generating virtually 100 appearances in all competitions and lifting the DFB Cup final calendar year even with his tender 19 years.

Dortmund has acted as a sort of finishing college for Premier League players in recent seasons, with Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland going to Manchesters United and Town respectively in consecutive seasons.

Bellingham will face Metropolis with Dortmund in Champions League Group G on Tuesday evening. Requested in advance of the game regardless of whether it was a probability to showcase his abilities to the wider Premier League, he was normally amount-headed.

“Initially of all, I’m below to assist Borussia Dortmund gain the sport,” he explained to reporters. “If I can enjoy well and showcase my skills, it is a reward. But I’m in this article to acquire for Borussia Dortmund and I am really happy in this article at the moment and I am focused on all of the goals we have as a workforce and I’m not looking earlier that.

‘Crazy to assume about it’

“The club have accomplished hundreds for me and created me feel extremely welcome considering the fact that I to start with came and gave me the opportunities to develop even more. To seem past that and into the upcoming would be disrespectful.

“It is not one thing I am imagining about, to be honest. It is really a enormous video game in opposition to Man Town. To even be wondering about anything like that would be crazy.”

Bellingham impressed Metropolis coach Pep Guardiola when Dortmund ran into Town at the quarter-ultimate stage two seasons back. The English champions ultimately prevailed 4-2 on mixture, but Guardiola was effusive in his praise.

“I cannot believe it, maybe he’s a liar!” claimed the Catalan coach. “He is so great for 17 many years aged, he’s a amazing player. There was 1 minute when he did not get the ball from central defenders, how he shouts and demands that ball to him at 17 implies a ton.”

Now a 19-calendar year-old fast approaching his key, Liverpool could have a struggle on their arms to purchase him.

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