Jordan Henderson has disclosed what he knows about Jude Bellingham and his setup after playing with the teenager against Andorra for England.
“Jude is a fantastic player,” Henderson said. “Even at such a young age, he shows fantastic maturity on and off the field. You can see how hungry he is to be a top player and has all the attributes to do that.
“I tried to help as much as I could but, to be honest, he is a top player who has shown that in the big games for Dortmund. I see him going from strength to strength all the time. I don’t want to praise him too much and put too much pressure on him but he’s got a very good head on his shoulders.
“I’m told he has good people around him and a good family, and you can see that is an important part of him. I think he will be a top player going forward. I watch him for Dortmund and the way he performs is outstanding.”
Liverpool fans are very disappointed that a new central midfielder wasn’t signed this summer but that will all be forgiven if it was done in the name of penny-pinching to save up for a player like Jude Bellingham.
Eurosport reported in April that Liverpool are keeping an eye on Bellingham and are interested in him but Borussia Dortmund believe he is worth £100m and this has seen interest from the likes of the Reds and Manchester United and Chelsea cooled.
Still only 18 years old, signing Bellingham would pretty much guarantee Jurgen Klopp’s midfield’s future for the next 10 years and along with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harvey Elliott, Ibrahima Konate and Joe Gomez, the club’s future would certainly be in safe hands.
Of course, there is going to be incredible competition for his signature and as we saw with Jadon Sancho’s move to Old Trafford and as we’re set to see with Erling Haaland in the next 12 months, Liverpool cannot compete with the wages on offer from other clubs.