LIVERPOOL are reportedly growing confident about landing Jude Bellingham – but their success could hinge on one condition.
The 19-year-old has emerged as one of world football’s most in-demand stars.
Dortmund will likely command a huge fee with Bellingham’s contract not expiring until 2025.
And Liverpool are now confident they can break free from the chasing pack and make the marquee signing, according to the Mail.
But much could depend on how the Reds finish the season.
Jurgen Klopp‘s side have finally found some form, especially after Sunday’s demolition of Manchester United.
If Liverpool can finish in the top four, that could be a big factor for Bellingham.
He has played in the Champions League in the last three seasons, with this campaign coming to an end on a frustrating night at Stamford Bridge earlier this week.
Other clubs interested in Bellingham, including Real Madrid and Manchester City will almost certainly be able to offer games in Europe’s top competition next season so the stakes are high for Liverpool.
After four wins in five league games, they sit 5th in the table, three points behind Tottenham with a game in hand.
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Even with Champions League football, Liverpool face an almighty battle for Bellingham.
Bellingham’s father Mark was allegedly holding talks with interested parties in a London hotel this week before Dortmund played Chelsea.