Jurgen Klopp chose not to replace Georginio Wijnaldum in the transfer window, but the Liverpool boss may make a move for an ideal replacement
Liverpool were dealt a blow this summer when they lost midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum to PSG on a free transfer.
The Dutch midfielder opted to allow his contract to expire at the club, before choosing to sign for the French giants.
The Reds went on to have a quieter than usual transfer window and did not bring in a replacement for the 30-year-old Dutch star.
Instead, they made just one signing, bringing in RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate in a move reportedly worth £36million.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have been linked with a number of faces to replace Wijnaldum, but the latest could arguably be the perfect fit in midfield.
Not only is Bellingham solid defensively, but the England midfielder is also capable of scoring goals – just like Wijnaldum.
Bellingham proved that once again after his fantastic display for Dortmund against Besiktas in the Champions League on Wednesday which saw him named as man of the match.
The midfielder scored a goal and provided an assist in Turkey which helped his side get off to a winning start in the group stage.
His goal also meant he became the youngest player to net in back-to-back Champions League appearances, surpassing the previous record set by Kylian Mbappe.
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Replacing the gap left by Wijnaldum certainly wouldn’t be easy, but Bellingham is certainly capable of doing so.
Bellingham has continued to follow up his impressive first season in Germany last season – which saw him called up to Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man Euro 2020 squad – in the current campaign.
The Daily Star reported recently that Bellingham is now Klopp’s number one transfer target next summer in what could turn out to be a club-record £80million deal.
Bellingham is one of the most exciting prospects in world football and the teenage star will no doubt continue to be the subject of transfer speculation between now and any proposed move.
Klopp already has close relations with his former club Dortmund after spending seven years their as a manager between 2008-2015, where he helped them to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final.
The Liverpool manager’s close ties with the German giants could help sway the move in his side’s favour.
Although any deal is unlikely to take place in January, Klopp could be forced at least to attempt to make a move after the injury of Harvey Elliott.
The youngster had been a shining light in midfield for the Reds this season, but the 18-year-old was forced off on a stretcher on Sunday in the 3-0 win over Leeds at Elland Road.
Bellingham has all the credentials he needs to become of the best players in world football and he could be the perfect answer in midfield for Klopp.