Liverpool’s hope of signing England starlet Jude Bellingham could be held up by Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, according to a source in Germany.
The Reds have been credited with an interest in the Borussia Dortmund midfielder. In fact all the big guns in the Premier League are interested, according to The Sun.
A recent report stated the Reds had checked on his progress after starting alongside Jordan Henderson for England.
In addition, it was suggested Liverpool were readily exploring the possibility of a January deal for teenage star. Via the Daily Star, the Reds were reportedly willing to spend up to £80m to lure the midfielder to Anfield.
While perhaps seemingly unlikely to many, those links were given serious accreditation by trusted journalist Paul Joyce of The Times.
Bellingham’s form so far this season has been sensational with two goals and four assists already to his name. So it’s not surprise he is on Liverpool’s wanted list, but there appears to be one big stumbling block.
Klopp apparently has ‘inhibitions’ about a move, according to Bild journalist Christian Falk.
Falk, via Sport Witness claims the Liverpool boss is not keen on signing players from his former club Borussia Dortmund.
Klopp yet to swoop on BVB
In fact the German coach has yet to sign a BVB for Liverpool since he arrived in England in October 2015.
Falk is insistent he cannot see a deal for Bellingham to Liverpool happening soon.
“Of course it’s true, Liverpool are very interested, but Jurgen Klopp has inhibitions about signing Dortmund players,” he told Bild.
“The contact with the club is also relatively good, so that will be difficult, especially since he still has a longer contract.
“I think he will end up on the island at some point, but, unlike Haaland, Dortmund fans can be hopeful that he will definitely play at least one more season.”