‘Front-runners’: Liverpool now have real chance of signing Jude Bellingham next summer – Jacobs
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‘Front-runners’: Liverpool now have real chance of signing Jude Bellingham next summer – Jacobs

Liverpool fans will want to very quickly forget about their side’s performance against Brighton yesterday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were played off the park at The Amex yesterday, and were almost flattered by the 3-0 score line.

Journalist Ben Jacobs, via Give Me Sport, has now provided an update on a potential summer transfer deal.

After yesterday’s performance, it could be argued that Liverpool need reinforcements in virtually every position.

However, the glaring issue at the moment is in midfield, with the balance completely lost in recent months.

Thiago Alcantara has struggled, and Jordan Henderson and Fabinho haven’t reached their normal levels of performance.

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It’s a real concern for Klopp, who will know that any fix is unlikely to be easy or cheap.

Jacobs now says that Liverpool have a real chance to sign Jude Bellingham in the summer.

The 19-year-old appears to be at the top of Liverpool’s shopping list, and is one of world football’s most exciting young players.

Liverpool will have to do some serious convincing though, with Champions League football looking more and more unlikely next season.

Liverpool have real chance to sign Bellingham next summer

Speaking to Give Me Sport about the midfielder, Jacobs said: “In terms of the long-term, we know that they are very much in the race or Jude Bellingham as well.

“That will impact their strategy in January. They believe they have a very real chance of getting Bellingham.

 “I’ve said many times that Liverpool are the front-runners, along with Real Madrid.”

The club’s reputation looks set to do some heavy lifting in the negotiations with Bellingham’s representatives.

Recent reports have suggested that Liverpool have the budget to buy the ‘world-class’ midfielder in the summer.

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However, they are likely to face competition from Europe’s biggest clubs if Dortmund decide to cash in on Bellingham.

The teenager is already a leader on the pitch for the German side, and was instrumental for England at the World Cup.

He’s set to be a fixture in England’s team for years to come, and it’s very easy to see why Liverpool are so desperate to bring him in.

Liverpool now look like they have a great chance to sign Bellingham, but performances will need to improve this season to convince him it’s the right project.

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