‘I’ll fly to Dortmund and bring him back’: Steven Gerrard urges England star Jude Bellingham to REJECT Real Madrid and join Liverpool at the end of the season…as the Anfield legend jokingly volunteers to help Jurgen Klopp with transfers
- Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has jokingly offered his services to his old club
- Gerrard volunteered to help bring top transfer target Jude Bellingham to Anfield
- Gerrard even offered to ‘personally fly to Dortmund and bring Bellingham back’
- The England midfield star is the target for a host of European clubs
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has jokingly volunteered to be part of the club’s charm offensive to land England star Jude Bellingham.
£80m Bellingham is Jurgen Klopp’s chief midfield target this summer but faces a tough challenge with the Borussia Dortmund player is also coveted by Real Madrid.
Gerrard, ranked alongside Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool’s greatest player, said on televsion before yesterday’s game against Chelsea that Bellingham would be a perfect fit at Anfield and said he was prepared to travel to Germany to help.
Jude Bellingham has been urged to turn down offers from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich by Steven Gerrard
Liverpool are interested in signing Bellingham with Jurgen Klopp targeting a squad refresh
‘Bellingham is an obvious one (for Liverpool),’ said Gerrard. ‘I’m a huge fan and Liverpool lack this running number eight who arrives in the box and gets you a goal. Bellingham ticks all those boxes.
‘Though Liverpool have been mid-table this season, Jude is bright enough to know they reach finals, have one of the best managers in the world and develop players.
‘All he needs to do is send me his diary, I’ll fly to Dortmund and take him out to dinner and bring him back.’
Liverpool manager Klopp (right) is keen to bolster his midfield with new recruits and Bellingham (left) is a prime target
Gerrard (second in from left) jokingly offered his services to help bring Bellingham to Liverpool
Gerrard, sacked by Aston Villa earlier this season, admitted missing the game. ‘When you arrive at the stadium and see the pitch, you get that feel and I won’t ever lose that,’ he said.
‘I am enjoying being around my family and being back here stress-free but I think you’ll always miss it.’
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