Jordan Henderson has reacted to reported Liverpool transfer target Jude Bellingham’s England performance last night.
Bellingham was excellent as England fought back to draw 3-3 with Germany on Monday. The 19-year-old duly collected the Man of the Match award for his display.
And the Liverpool captain was suitably impressed. Reacting to a picture on Bellingham’s Instagram page of him holding his Man of the Match trophy, Henderson posted a simple flames emoji.
No words needed. Bellingham showed exactly why he’s top of Liverpool’s shopping list next summer with an inspirational performance for his country.
Bellingham catches the eye for England
Bellingham’s England performance last night was a good reminder of how sought after the teenager will be next summer. With his more experienced teammates struggling and 2-0 down, he dragged them back into the game.
The youngster was consistently positive with the ball and never hid in the middle of the pitch. It was Bellingham who’s driving forward created the opening for England’s first goal. He then won the penalty which put the Three Lions ahead.
Before being replaced by Henderson in the final minute, he showed exactly why Liverpool are so desperate to land him.
But Dortmund aren’t going down without a fight. Last night was yet more proof that they may yet fetch even more than their reported £130m asking price.
It looks as though Bellingham has finally broken Gareth Southgate’s stubborn resistance. Whereas Liverpool’s own Trent Alexander-Arnold is failing to do the same, Bellingham is making it impossible for the manager to ignore him.
With the World Cup less than two months away, Jude has probably done enough to ensure he starts for his country there.
Should he impress as he did last night, Dortmund will be licking their lips. This could all be bad news for Liverpool of course, they won’t be able to compete should the numbers go too high.
Fingers crossed the Reds can do enough to convince Bellingham that his future lies with Liverpool, then. If they can, it’s likely the £140k-a-week Henderson will have played a big role in doing so. Keep him sweet, Hendo.