Liverpool using Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander Arnold to convince Jude Bellingham

Liverpool believe Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson could play a role in convincing Jude Bellingham of a summer move to Anfield.

According to Pete O’Rourke via Football Insider, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson could play a pivotal role in convincing Jude Bellingham of a move to Liverpool. The Merseysiders are front-runners to sign the midfielder, although a move will depend on various factors.

Jude Bellingham’s future is the subject of intense speculation as the season ends. The English talent helped steer Borussia Dortmund into the Bundesliga title conversation. They currently lead the German table by a single point after 25 rounds.

Bellingham has notched ten goals and six assists this season as he continues his solid club form since joining Dortmund. Whether he would remain in Germany beyond the season has been repeatedly asked over the last six months. Some of the biggest clubs like Real Madrid remain keen on his signature.

His talent deserves the best of clubs. But Dortmund’s asking price could become a stumbling block. The German outfit are tough negotiators. And in Bellingham’s case, they realise the player is their most prized asset.

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Real Madrid and Liverpool are the clubs ahead of everyone else in the chase. The duo are unlikely to pay the reported €150 million Dortmund could demand, as they have a lower figure in mind. That is not to say those clubs are unwilling to pay over the odds considering Bellingham will be a club-record signing for either team.

Manchester United are also interested and actively present in the chase. However, the primary interest in the Premier League comes from Liverpool. The Reds are the current favourites to sign him, but their financial capabilities are a well-known fact.

Jurgen Klopp has publicly stated their inability to compete with Manchester City and Newcastle United, which may be the case with Bellingham. To sign the 19-year-old, playing in the Champions League would be reportedly considered imperative. Liverpool may not make it at the end of the season.

While Liverpool are ready to make Bellingham their club-record signing, the club may need to convince the midfielder more. Pete O’Rourke insists Trend Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson could help in persuading Bellingham.

The Liverpool first-team duo is very close to Bellingham, and O’Rourke believes they could help convince him a move to Anfield could be the best bet. Whether that is practical, today remains the question. But influential players often have the upper hand in football.

As for Bellingham, he will have a few notable offers on the table during the summer. He will decide on one, including singing a possible extension with Dortmund, something the club is trying. In the scenario that he moves, the 19-year-old will fetch a huge fee for the German side.

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