Date published: Monday 29th November 2021 8:53 – Lewis Oldham
Peter Crouch has claimed that England and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham would “fit in perfectly” at his former club Liverpool.
After coming through the ranks at Birmingham City, Bellingham joined Dortmund for an initial fee of £25m ahead of the 2020/21 season.
He was targeted by Manchester United but the youngster opted to join the Bundesliga outfit.
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The 18-year-old has already played 66 times for the German side as he has impressed both domestically and in the Champions League.
Bellingham has already been capped ten times at senior level for England and he was part of Gareth Southgate’s squad for this year’s European Championships.
Liverpool have been linked with the midfielder over the past couple of months.
In his column for the Daily Mail, Crouch suggested that his former team are due a significant signing:
“It doesn’t matter who starts in those front three positions, they are on you from the first minute and the pressing has never changed under Klopp,” Crouch wrote.
“I saw bits of Paris Saint-Germain at City in midweek and yes, those PSG attackers are three of the best in the world — no debate about that — but watch Liverpool‘s, the way they work, and ask who you would rather have as a trio.
“You see the PSG lads just walking, letting passes run free.
“Yes, you can do that, because you cannot argue with Lionel Messi’s ability, but why would you not play with a bit of intensity? If you give nothing the other way, then you have to score two or three every game to make up for it.
“Klopp’s squad know that isn’t an option and the forwards set the tone. I’d love them to go and sign a frontline striker in the future, but maybe that sort of character would not fit.
“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.
“It’s not been a settled midfield for a while and those places are up for grabs. If there was a Champions League final tomorrow, Fabinho and Henderson would play.”