Klopp’s side have hardly put a foot wrong this season, but if we’re critical, they lack quality midfield depth – a flaw that has been highlighted by Thiago’s injury against Wolves.
As such, the latest report will come as a boost to the Anfield faithful.
What’s the word?
As per the Liverpool Echo’s Ian Doyle, who clarified more on the Reds’ transfer targets via a Q&A, Klopp’s side are keen on signing Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham with the 18-year-old said to be “a player that they really like.”
Whilst Doyle believes that Liverpool will not make a move until next year, due to BVB’s reluctance to lose another key player after City’s capture of Erling Haaland, it still makes for a positive admission.
A generational Talent
With the domino effect playing a big part in football over the last few years, you cannot rule out a move for Bellingham – despite Haaland’s recent departure.
Dortmund are a forward-thinking club that seemingly have ready-made targets lined up if their big players are to leave. The most recent example of this is Dortmund’s capture of Karim Adeyemi in place of the Norwegian wonderkid.
Should Klopp sign Bellingham this summer?
At 18-years-of-age, Bellingham has asserted himself as “another generational talent” in the eyes of YouTube personality and radio host Mark Goldbridge, and has put up some numbers that evidence the hype that surrounds him.
With an average of 3.16 shot-creating actions, 19.58 touches in the attacking third and 10.84 passes under pressure, Bellingham’s poise in an attacking sense has developed astonishingly over the last year – with his defensive acumen already noted, with an average of 5.78 pressures in the attacking third more than good enough to fit into a Klopp system.
Liverpool would be the ideal destination for the youngster, so with news of the Reds’ interest, it bodes well for both parties, particularly Klopp who would love to have the £100m talent in his squad.