Peter Schmeichel says Chelsea transfer target Jude Bellingham is ‘joining Liverpool’ and it’s even more likely it will happen if they secure Champions League football for next season.
The Manchester United legend was being teased by Jamie Carragher about Liverpool’s 7-0 win over his former side on Sunday – and it included a jibe involving Bellingham.
The legendary goalkeeper thinks that win has provided Jurgen Klopp’s men with a ‘massive step’ to finish in the top four this season.
Weeks after the 2022 World Cup had concluded, Liverpool produced some horror shows in the Premier League, especially on the road.
It looked as though their chances of keeping their Champions League places were up, but their recent run of results now sees them three points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with a game in hand.
Bellingham surely will want to join a team in the Champions League next season, that’s if he leaves Dortmund, with Schmeichel sharing his thoughts on the player, as he told CBS Sports on Paramount+ (07/03/23 at 7:15 pm).
Jude Bellingham is playing (against Chelsea),” said Schmeichel. “There is a lot of noise coming around Liverpool that he’s joining Liverpool.
What they did on Sunday took them a massive step into this tournament (the Champions League) next year.
“If they are in there, then there is a chance that he will be playing at Liverpool next year. But it’s going to cost them a lot of money because I know clubs like Man United and Real Madrid are in for him as well.”
WHO WILL SIGN BELLINGHAM?
All the top teams are vying for Bellingham’s signature and it’s no surprise, especially when Thierry Henry calls the 19-year-old a ‘complete’ player.
Is Bellingham already ‘world-class’? If he’s not, then he’s heading down that road.
But many think his next move is going to make him one of the best players in the world and one of the most feared midfielders in Europe.
And whilst Liverpool and Chelsea are keen on him, they have to do the minimum of securing Champions League football, or else, they will put themselves on the back foot.