“You heard about Jude” – Jurgen Klopp is confident that Jude Bellingham will join Liverpool
Liverpool’s strong interest in the English midfielder is not a secret anymore. Even though pundits and experts believe Liverpool are not in the state to buy the England international, Jurgen Klopp is still optimistic about Jude Bellingham.
In addition to being included in the 2022 European Golden Boy award shortlist, Bellingham shone for England during the World Cup in Qatar last year. He has performed admirably for Dortmund in both the Bundesliga and Champions league.
With Liverpool now sitting eighth in the Premier League, Klopp already made a hint in January that his team will be undergoing substantial changes this summer. And one of Liverpool’s top targets during the current transfer window is Jude Bellingham.
Even though there have been speculations regarding Liverpool’s finances and capacity to buy the midfielder, Klopp is certain that the Reds will be able to convince the 19-year-old to join the Anfield outfit.
What Klopp said about Bellingham
Bellingham has received praise from Klopp in the past and has been called “outstanding” as a result of his World Cup exploits. Sebastian Kehl and Hans-Joachim Watzke, the directors of Dortmund, are using every effort to persuade him to remain in Germany.
Meanwhile, Klopp is hopeful that Bellingham will join Liverpool, nevertheless.
Klopp thinks it’s a “separate matter” whether their final league standing will affect their ability to sign the Borussia Dortmund midfielder. The German boss said
“You heard about Jude, that’s a different subject,”
Klopp said speaking to Sky Sports.
“It makes it more difficult but we are still Liverpool. We are still a big club. We have to make changes this summer, that is clear.”
It is true that Liverpool are struggling this season due to both injuries and poor performance. There are a variety of causes behind it. Also, the fact that the club is for sale doesn’t help the situation.
However, many youngsters desire to play under the German coach.
Although some experts and analysts think Bellingham joining Liverpool is nearly impossible as time passes. But no one can deny playing for one of the top teams in Europe and under Klopp is many players’ dream, including Bellingham’s.
The Englishman’s stats this season
With 19 matches and still counting, Jude Bellingham has scored 4 goals this running season with 4 assists to his name. And his significance in the midfield is reflected every time he steps up on the turf.
When Dortmund met Chelsea, Jude had a certain 20th-minute moment of brilliance, which certainly gave the Scousers a taste of what is to come. The Englishman is currently sitting with 1 assist and 4 goals in 6 Champions League matches that he played.