‘A lot of excitement’: Robbie Fowler says ‘amazing’ Liverpool target could have similar effect to Virgil van Dijk arrival
Bellingham has been one of Dortmund’s standout players this season, and his reputation continues to grow.
He earned his 15th England cap on Friday against Italy, playing alongside Declan Rice in midfield.
There’s already plenty of speculation about Bellingham’s future, with a move next summer being touted by Fabrizio Romano.
Fowler: Liverpool need to sign Bellingham
Writing in his column, Fowler said: “There is a lot of excitement amongst Liverpool fans that Bellingham is destined for Anfield.
“Bellingham is the kind of player Klopp needs.
“Every team needs to be refreshed now and then – and I think the arrival of Bellingham next summer would lift Liverpool in the same way that signing (Virgil) Van Dijk once did.
“According to the noises coming out of Borussia Dortmund, it will take an offer in excess of £130million to tempt them to cash in.
“But anyone else? I’m not so sure.”
Fowler’s belief that Bellingham could have a similar effect to Van Dijk is a big claim.
The Dutch defender has transformed Liverpool defensively, and given Jurgen Klopp’s side the perfect platform to build attacks from.
Bellingham would be jewel in Klopp’s future midfield
Liverpool have had issues in midfield this season, with injuries causing havoc for Klopp.
Bellingham would be a level above these players though, and could lead Liverpool’s midfield for years to come.
Fowler’s worries about Liverpool’s ability to compete financially with the world’s other biggest clubs could be a concern.
Liverpool legend Fowler’s belief that his former side need to sign Bellingham won’t surprise many.
With one report suggesting the Reds are in pole position to bring him in next summer, that hope could become a reality.
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