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'I was wrong': Michael Owen says he has completely changed his mind about Liverpool target Jude Bellingham
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'I was wrong': Michael Owen says he has completely changed his mind about Liverpool target Jude Bellingham

Michael Owen has spoken about England World Cup star Jude Bellingham who has been heavily linked with a move to Liverpool.

The Reds are already working on a deal to sign Bellingham during what looks set to be the most hotly-contested transfer battle of the summer.

Owen told the Telegraph that he has completely changed his mind about Bellingham’s game and the way he uses his energy on the pitch.

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Owen praises Bellingham

He said: “He’s got attributes that make him a complete midfielder. We don’t see him every week because he’s out in the Bundesliga, but what struck me was how giving he is.

“By that, I mean he plays for the team, not himself. He does almost too much and at first I thought, ‘Jeez, Jude, you’re wasting energy covering too much ground because of your inexperience’.

“I was wrong, the more I watch him, I love the way he plays. A lot of people, when they become very good, it almost becomes uncool to do the hard yards and the stuff you don’t really get loads of praise for.

“He is so grounded, he does good things, great runs and scores goals, but when players make a name for themselves they sometimes save their energy for the big, headline-grabbing moments.

“He does the stuff managers and team-mates really notice. I hope he keeps the hunger to do all the nasty jobs. He works his nuts off. I’ve fallen in love with him.”

Jurgen Klopp loves players who give their all for the team and he gets everyone in his squad to provide energy all over the pitch.

His high-tempo style demands a lot from everyone but Bellingham looks like the kind of player who would be right at home with that.

Bellingham has a huge decision to make in the summer about the direction he wants his career to go in because at this moment in time he can be anything he wants to be.

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