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'Would be a surprise': Liverpool more likely to go for Jude Bellingham over 'fantastic' Premier League midfielder - journalist
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'Would be a surprise': Liverpool more likely to go for Jude Bellingham over 'fantastic' Premier League midfielder - journalist

Football journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport that he would be surprised to see Liverpool sign Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo over Jude Bellingham

Reports suggested that Liverpool were monitoring Caicedo over the summer as Klopp looked to bolster his midfield

The 20-year-old has been excellent for Brighton so far this season and could be about to enjoy a real breakthrough year in the Premier League. 

His former boss Graham Potter has labelled him as a ‘fantastic’ player but has now left the Seagulls to join Chelsea.

And despite Liverpool’s interest in the player, Jones says Jurgen Klopp’s men have been tracking Bellingham for years. 

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Liverpool more likely to go for Bellingham 

Jones claims the Reds have been eyeing the Borussia Dortmund man since his Birmingham days. 

“The thing with Liverpool is they’ve got to aim high in the transfer market and in Bellingham, they see one of the very best young midfielders in world football,” Jones told GiveMeSport

“They’ve built such a strong case for signing him already. They’ve tracked him since his Birmingham days, it would be a surprise for me to see them sign Caicedo instead of him.”

Fabrizio Romano claims that Liverpool have a ‘good chance’ of signing Bellingham next summer

And it seems that the Reds may have a preference to go for the England international over Caicedo. 

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Liverpool have brought in Arthur Melo on a season-long loan after Klopp’s side were hit with injuries in the midfield area. 

But it seems likely that the Reds will target a long-term addition when the window reopens.

Both players would be an excellent signing for Liverpool. Caicedo has proven he can play in the Premier League after some eye-catching performances for Brighton. 

Bellingham is seen as one of the most promising young prospects in European football at the moment and would be a coup for Liverpool. 

Klopp will certainly need midfield reinforcements over the next year after injuries have highlighted a slight weakness in the area. 

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