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Three reasons why Liverpool are not signing Jude Bellingham including controversial Jurgen Klopp stance

Three reasons why Liverpool are not signing Jude Bellingham including controversial Jurgen Klopp stance

Liverpool are no longer pursuing Jude Bellingham.

Liverpool have conceded defeat in the race to sign Jude Bellingham and there are three reasons why.

The Reds’ season has gone from bad to worse with several reports revealing that the club have decided against signing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Bellingham, despite initially making him their top priority this summer.

Jurgen Klopp’s side currently sit eighth in the Premier League and look set to miss out on Champions League qualification.

According to The Telegraph, there are three main reasons why Liverpool have ultimately decided against pursuing the teenage sensation.

Firstly, they are unsure if the 19-year-old will leave Borussia Dortmund this summer as he could be tempted to stay if they offer him fresh terms.

There’s also concern that the player would prefer to move to another club with more spending power who could offer him better terms.

Given their poor performance this season it’s clear the Merseyside giants are in need of a major rebuild and they can’t afford to spend a huge amount on just one player.

Common sense prevails

It’s the news many Liverpool fans have dreaded but unlike other top Premier League clubs their supply of money isn’t endless.

If Klopp is to build a team capable of challenging again then they need to recruit wisely.

Spending upwards of £100m on one player - something which they have never done before - wouldn’t be that and it’s better to spend their funds on improving several different areas of the pitch.

When Klopp first arrived at the club in 2016 they opted for cheaper signings that they could develop into world-class players.

Sadio Mane, Mohammad Salah and Roberto Firmino cost an initial combined total of £99m, which even in today’s money would likely be less than what Liverpool would have to shell out for Bellingham.

For fans it’s frustrating, but it’s consistent with the model that owners Fenway Sports Group have been successful in operating.

There is awareness that the decision may not go down well with the fan base, some of which have been calling for the owners to sell.

Klopp recently hinted himself that some people ‘will not be happy’ with the business that the club do over the summer, but this isn’t the move people were expecting.

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Topics: Liverpool, Jude Bellingham, Jurgen Klopp, Premier League