Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has offered to help Liverpool sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham ahead of Chelsea.
Bellingham, 19, has impressed in the Bundesliga and Champions League for Borussia Dortmund and is attracting interest from several clubs across Europe including Liverpool and Chelsea.
“Right now the obvious one is Jude Bellingham on the back of the World Cup and what he’s doing at Dortmund,” Gerrard told BT Sport when asked which midfielder he wants Liverpool to sign.
“The way he comes across, the way he speaks about the game, every time I watch him he impresses me.
“He’s the obvious one because I do think that Hendo [Jordan Henderson] is adapting his game, covering Trent [Alexander-Arndold] on that right side.
“Thiago is more of a footballer and Fabinho stays deeper, so Liverpool lack that running No. 8 who can arrive in the box. Bellingham has got that power, that burst, that drive that can leave someone for dead.
“He ticks all those boxes but it’s important we don’t become obsessed with one midfielder. It’s Liverpool Football Club, everyone around the world knows that Liverpool will be looking and scouting for midfielders.”
Asked whether Bellingham might be concerned by Liverpool’s trajectory, Gerrard responded: “The timing of your question is not fair because we’re down in the middle of the table right now.
“But I’m sure Jude’s bright enough to realise that Liverpool have got one of the best managers in the world and they’ve got a fabulous record of developing players.
“I want him! All he needs to do is send his diary and let me know when he’s got a free day. I’ll fly to Dortmund personally and take him out for a nice dinner and we’ll talk about it!”