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are keeping tabs on Borussia Dortmund's rising star Jude Bellingham, according to .
What is the latest on Bellingham's future?
Given there is a very real prospect that Dortmund could miss out on Champions League football next season as they sit seven points behind Eintracht Frankfurt in the chase for the Bundesliga top four, the likes ofand have been linked away.
However, the report suggests that Bellingham would be keen on staying in Germany to continue his development even if they aren't playing in Europe's elite competition next season, having only moved from Birmingham City in the summer of 2020.
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The 17-year-old Englishman appeared to tackle Ederson cleanly, winning the ball, with the goalkeeper actually catching Bellingham on his follow through rather than the other way around. With Bellingham poised to roll the ball into an empty net, the referee blew his whistle for a free-kick to City and booked Bellingham, meaning he could not overrule his decision and allow the goal if he had looked at VAR replays.
How well is he playing?
In his first campaign in one of Europe's elite leagues, Bellingham is flying.
According todata, only one Dortmund player has managed more tackles per game than him this season (1.7) while he also draws the most fouls (1.8) and attempts the most shots (1) of any of the club's central midfielders.
At Liverpool, those averages would see him rank third, second and sixth respectively. For a 17-year-old compared to players who won the Premier League last time out, that is seriously impressive.
Have Liverpool been in for him before?
Former Anfield man Philipp Degen told theback in November that the Merseyside giants were keen on the midfielder prior to his move to Germany.
What has Roy Keane said about the player?
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Jude Bellingham marvelled at Kevin De Bruyne but did plenty to shine himself in Borussia Dortmund's game at Manchester City.Premier League leaders City will take a 2-1 quarter-final advantage to Signal Iduna Park next week after Phil Foden struck in the 90th minute, shortly after Dortmund captain Marco Reus cancelled out Kevin De Bruyne's first-half opener.
Speaking onafter England's win over San Marino in March, Roy Kean hailed the former Birmingham City youngster as the 'complete midfielder'.
“Bellingham looks like a complete midfielder. He’s still a kid playing regularly in Germany,” he said.
“He’ll be disappointed with missing the chance, but at 17 he has nice composure, happy to break forward. Very good night’s work."
Do Liverpool need to sign a midfielder?
While it does seem unlikely that Liverpool would make a move for Bellingham - who Dortmund reportedly rate as a potential £100m player - now, perhaps Jurgen Klopp would be wise to strengthen his midfield ranks.
Georginio Wijnaldum looks set toat the end of his deal this summer and Brighton's Yves Bissouma has been as a potential target. With the first-team set-up looking stale this season after so many successful years together, perhaps a refresh is needed.
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Bellingham is one of the rising stars in today's gameIt has been a meteoric rise for Bellingham, who just last season was playing in England's second tier with Birmingham City, before scoring in the Champions League quarter-final for Borussia Dortmund against Manchester City this week.