Jude Bellingham’s stance on £80m Liverpool transfer as Reds chase deal

Jude Bellingham has revealed his stance on an £80m transfer to Liverpool – and will excite fans at Anfield.

The Englishman’s stock has risen immensely over the last year, becoming a regular starter for Borussia Dortmund in his debut season at 17 years old.

It has seen the teenager, who has made eight appearances for England over the last two years, get linked with several Premier League sides.

Manchester United tried to sign him before Dortmund swooped in, Chelsea have been ‘monitoring’ the midfielder but the Reds have now emerged as big admirers.

Daily Star Sport understands, though, that Bellingham is not keen to make this happen anytime soon as will not agitate for a return to English football.

But he did also drop a hint that Jurgen Klopp’s side would be a choice later down the line in his career.

The teenager said the he knows his long term future is in the Premier League and would find the lure of a move to Anfield difficult to resist.

Bellingham also alluded to his preference for the Reds in comments given while on international duty.

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Speaking to the England YouTube channel in July following the Euro 2020 campaign, the 17-year-old was asked who he would like to swap shirts with.

And the midfielder went with Liverpool hero Steven Gerrard, saying: “Stevie G, easily to be fair. In fact, no it is not easy, I think him or Rooney definitely close,”

“But I think I would go Gerrard, though. The No.8, similar position to me, so yeah, I would probably go with him.”

While in May the teenager retweeted a compilation video of the former England international, showing a highlights reel from his sensational career.

Bellingham’s career started at Championship side Birmingham, arriving in 2010 and quickly working his way up the ranks to be playing U23 level at 15 years old.

And his break with the senior squad came a year later, scoring four goals in 44 appearances to attract Dortmund’s attention.

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