Ex-Liverpool striker Peter Crouch says he hopes that his former club go after Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham next summer.
The BT Sport pundit says that, while he wouldn’t want to see the development of Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones blocked by signing someone like Bellingham, he feels the 18-year-old should be considered if the Reds are prepared to shell out on him:
“Next summer will be interesting, Liverpool feel like they are due a big one, and you’re possibly looking at something extra in midfield. Jude Bellingham would fit in perfectly, as long as it is not to the detriment of Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones, who have suffered cruel luck with injuries.”
Fans on Twitter are in full agreement with Crouch but some believe the cost of the transfer will mean that Bellingham is unlikely to make the switch to Anfield:
Been saying this for months! Get him signed!
— 🪄Nats (@VoxNats) November 29, 2021
Carragher and Crouchie have both said it now. Everyone wants him but it all depends on FSG :/
— Salman (@CcSalman1606) November 29, 2021
Never happening sadly
— Nico-Yuri (@Boromir_FR) November 29, 2021
Wish we were due a big signing Crouchie, I really do
— Josh (@loudducksworth) November 29, 2021
It’s not detrimental it will be beneficial for Jones and Elliott. They will know the level they need to be to start regularly. Competition brings the best out of players if they have the potential.
— Rk14 (@Rk14lfc) November 29, 2021
I would love Bellingham ☺️😋
— Julian 👑 (@01mJulian) November 29, 2021
I can see Keita and Ox being moved on in the summer, also milner beginning to wind down his playing career and hopefully getting his badges and moving into Klopp’s backroom staff.
That would free up midfield places and wouldn’t adversely affect Elliott and Jones progress.
— Stephen Lewis (@steviejlfc2008) November 29, 2021
Stop dreaming.. Bellingham won’t happen..!
— Syde A Attrakta 🇬🇭 (@attrakta) November 29, 2021
Bellingham is already a top-class player, despite his young age, and Liverpool’s recruitment team will undoubtedly be keeping a close eye on him.
With an asking price likely to be close to £100m, and interest from rival teams such as Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, it does seem as though a move for the England international is a long shot.