Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham has reportedly privately confirmed that ‘he is Liverpool bound’, according to a source in contact with former Hartlepool United boss, Craig Hignett.
The young Englishman has been linked with a range of top Premier League outfits following his successful move to the Bundesliga in the summer of 2020.
“I think I’ve heard it on good authority and I can’t say where I’ve heard it from, but apparently he has been saying that he is Liverpool bound,” the 51-year-old told BBC Radio Merseyside (via insidefutbol). “Whether that is January or whether that is the end of the season isn’t sure yet, but I think, I have it on good authority that it is almost a cert.”
With Gini Wijnaldum still yet to be replaced at Anfield, there’s a strong possibility that the Merseysiders could look to focus on the midfield in the next summer window.
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As poor fortune would have it, our midfield has been beset by injuries this term in the second part of what we hope is an only two-part injury series continuing off the back of our defensive crisis last season.
At 18-years-old, the youngster’s ability is already somewhat frightening, with Bellingham one of two Dortmund stars – alongside Erling Haaland – considered likely to attract great interest next summer.
Whilst we’d love for Liverpool to be in that conversation (and certainly we should be if the finances allow for it), a more reliable source will be required for us to take this rumour seriously.
As such, with all due respect to Hignett, we’d advise fans to similarly take the ex-Middlesbrough star’s claim with a pinch of salt.
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Seems odd to publish a long piece about this then say, “with all due respect to Hignett, we’d advise fans to similarly take the ex-Middlesbrough star’s claim with a pinch of salt.” Why not do so?