By Noel Whelan

6th Sep, 2021 | 7:00pm

Liverpool could complete 'amazing' Bellingham signing in January after new report - Whelan

Liverpool will have to fend off competition from Europe’s top clubs to land Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham in 2022, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Premier League striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 18-year-old would be “an amazing signing” for Jurgen Klopp’s side as he is “the complete midfield player”.

According to the Express (September 2nd), the Reds have been long-term admirers of the teenager and will likely have had a keen eye on his performances over the international break.

Bellingham shone in England’s 4-0 win over Andorra on Sunday in what was his first start for the Three Lions at Wembley.

Liverpool were expected to enter the transfer market for a centre-midfielder in the summer window following the departure of Georginio Wijnaldum.

However, the Reds added only Ibrahima Konate to their squad before last Tuesday’s deadline to suggest a midfield signing is a distinct possibility next year.

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if Bellingham would be a good fit at Anfield, Whelan said: “Wow, he would be an amazing signing.

“I thought he was excellent against Andorra. I’m always excited to watch him. He ticks every single box as a midfielder.

“He has good stature, a good engine, a great passing range and vision. I love the little drag backs and nutmegs. He is just technically very gifted. The complete midfield player.

“I’m sure it’s not just Liverpool keeping an eye on him because he is a really, really exciting prospect. A lot of the top clubs in Europe will be interested.”

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