Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has praised the potential of 19-year-old midfielder Jude Bellingham, who has been linked with the Reds in recent months. Bellingham, who plays for Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the England national team, has been linked with several of Europe’s top clubs. Liverpool has struggled this season, and Henderson indicated that he would welcome Bellingham to Anfield, although he noted that the player “has to think about himself” in making any decisions.
Liverpool’s midfield has been a source of concern this season, with the loan signing of Arthur Melo failing to make a significant impact. The Reds have also struggled in other areas, and their hopes of winning a second consecutive Premier League title were dashed early on in the campaign. Liverpool has been linked with other midfielders in recent weeks, including Brighton’s Yves Bissouma and Lille’s Renato Sanches.
Bellingham has been highly regarded in European football since he made his debut for Birmingham City at the age of 16. He played for Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Manchester City earlier this week, and he has also been a regular member of England’s national team. Bellingham has praised the influence of Dortmund coach Marco Rose, who joined the club this season.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has also expressed his admiration for Bellingham, who he has described as a “top kid”. Klopp has had to contend with injuries to several key players this season, including Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, and Joel Matip. The Reds are currently in sixth place in the Premier League and face a tough challenge to secure Champions League qualification for next season.
Despite their struggles, Liverpool remains one of the world’s top clubs, and Bellingham would undoubtedly be an asset to Klopp’s squad. Whether Liverpool can tempt the young midfielder away from Dortmund, or whether he decides to remain with the German giants, remains to be seen.