Liverpool-linked midfielder Jude Bellingham congratulated Jordan Henderson on Instagram following the Reds’ 5-1 thumping of Porto in the Champions League.
The former Birmingham City prospect was spotted in the skipper’s Instagram post comments by a fan on Reddit as Jurgen Klopp’s men held on to their lead at the top of Group B.
Elsewhere, ex-Anfield favourite, Luis Suarez, secured a dramatic late victory for Atletico Madrid deep in extra-time to preserve a two-point gap between the La Liga giants and the Merseysiders.
The two England internationals developed something of a mentor-mentee relationship during the European Championships, with Henderson practically a father figure in the Three Lions squad.
It would be presumptuous to say that such a relationship would guarantee us ‘dibs’ when it comes to the 18-year-old’s signature in future – should he even wish to depart a star-studded Borussia Dortmund outfit.
However, it certainly couldn’t hurt our chances, if the recruitment team were to designate Bellingham as a crucial target in the next summer window.
You can catch the image below, courtesy of Jordan Henderson’s Instagram: