It is no secret that Jurgen Klopp has long been an admirer of Jude Bellingham.
Yesterday we revealed that Bellingham is Klopp’s number one target.
Klopp has openly spoken about Jude Bellingham in the past:
Jurgen Klopp on Jude Bellingham: “He’s not on the market – so, that’s the only problem with that player!”. 🔴🏴 #LFC
“I don’t think something will happen in midfield, but you never know. If somebody comes to you and says ‘I want to go’… but nobody came to me yet”. pic.twitter.com/a0376RhdyF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 11, 2022
Now Jurgen Klopp has again heaped praise on the Borussia Dortmund star.
Speaking about his performances in the World Cup Klopp said:
“I don’t like to talk about money when you talk about a player like him. Everyone can see he is just exceptional. If you ask someone who has no clue about football, or who knows about football and has not watched it for a while, ‘How old do you think Jude Bellingham is?’, I don’t think anyone would get even close to his age. They would say 28 or 29 because he plays so maturely”.
The German added, “He played an exceptional World Cup. With all the things he has and things he can improve, I would say the things he can do are difficult to learn, and the things he can improve are easy to learn. So, yes, he is a really good player. What can I say? I have thought that for two or three years since he had his breakthrough at Dortmund”.
“Everybody knew already, but I have no idea what that (the World Cup) means for the money side of it. I really think if we all want to do him a favour then we do not talk to too much about money. I mean that from an England point of view. Do not throw any hurdles in (the way of) his development”.
So it seems that the story linking Jude Bellingham to Liverpool isn’t going away any time soon and is only getting stronger each day. Just when you think the Liverpool hierarchy might be losing faith in securing his signature, there are noises coming out of the club and from the media that the interest and hope is still there.
Many of the major national newspapers in the UK will be giving Klopp’s comments some serious real estate on their back pages on Boxing Day morning including the likes of The Times and The Telegraph as you can see below.