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Pep Guardiola raves about 'exceptional' Liverpool target Jude Bellingham
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Pep Guardiola raves about 'exceptional' Liverpool target Jude Bellingham

Reported Liverpool target Jude Bellingham starred for Borussia Dortmund against Manchester City in the Champions League last night, and Pep Guardiola was beyond impressed.

City went into the game as the favourites and they got the job done. However, Dortmund made them work really hard, and Bellingham’s opener in the 56th minute definitely gave Guardiola’s side a bit of a scare.

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Pep Guardiola: Everybody knows Jude Bellingham is exceptional

All eyes were on Erling Haaland last night as the Norwegian faced Borussia Dortmund for the first time since leaving them for Manchester City in the summer. Unsurprisingly, he delivered.

However, the most impressive player on the pitch was arguably Bellingham, who was fantastic last night.

The young Englishman was excellent on the ball, was brilliant off it and to top it off, he scored a really impressive header to give his side the lead.

City came from behind to get the job done in the end, but Bellingham impressed everyone – including Guardiola.

The Spaniard said, as quoted by Yahoo Sport UK: “I was impressed two seasons ago when he was 17. Now he’s 19… he was good at 17, imagine now at 19.

“He’s able to follow [Ilkay] Gundogan, Kevin [De Bruyne], win the duels, transitions are fast, to have the sense in the box for the goal he scored.

“So yes, an exceptional player. I think everybody knows it, not because the manager of Manchester City says it, everybody knows it.”

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Liverpool want to sign Bellingham

Bellingham is arguably the best young midfielder in the world at the moment, and his performance against Manchester City at the Etihad showed everyone why he’s so highly rated.

Dortmund were desperate to keep hold of the youngster this summer after they sold Haaland, but it is looking increasingly likely that he will be sold next year.

Fabrizio Romano claimed recently that it will be a crazy race to sign to Bellingham next summer, and he revealed that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool will definitely be in the mix.

The Reds could really do with a player of Bellingham’s quality, but after last night’s display, don’t be surprised if Guardiola and a bunch of other top managers decide to rival Klopp for the youngster’s signature.

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