"He can..." - Dortmund boss Terzic tells Liverpool what Bellingham would bring to Anfield
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Borussia Dortmund manager Edin Terzic discussed Liverpool target Jude Bellingham in a recent interview, providing an insight into the midfielder's capabilities.
The teenager has experienced a meteoric rise since his performances for England at the World Cup, earning interest from Europe's top clubs.
Among those keeping tabs are Liverpool, with Jurgen Klopp thought to be a huge admirer of the former Birmingham City star.
The Reds' midfield is in dire need of rejuvenation, with several players coming towards the end of their contracts including Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and James Milner.
Meanwhile, the likes of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho aren't getting any younger. As a result, Bellingham has been identified as the perfect addition to Liverpool's midfield.
However, with the club currently languishing in ninth place, Anfield might not be the prospect it was last season, especially with the possibility of no European football on the cards.
Terzic shuts down transfer rumours
When asked if Bellingham will move this summer, the Dortmund boss told The Telegraph that the player's focus was on improving his performances in Germany.
“So, first of all he still has a long-term contract with us and I never spoke about that with him," Terzic said.
“The only thing we talk about is improving his performance and to try to push him to find his limits. The rest - there will always be rumours especially if you are a young, talented English player not playing in England.”
Liverpool fans given Bellingham insight
Terzic continued to wax lyrical about Bellingham, providing Liverpool fans with an insight into what they can expect should they manage to land the midfielder.
“Not only on the pitch,” Terzic says. “He likes to communicate and we talk every day.
"He’s not only 19 he is one of our leaders and he became a leader in the last two and a half years. It’s something that is really, really important.
"Not only to have a player with this quality. He’s ready to raise the bar for all the other players.”
The 40-year-old went on to discuss how good Bellingham could become, stating that "he can achieve everything".
“The only thing that we don’t know yet is his limit,” Terzic continued. “He can achieve everything if he stays hungry; if he stays fit. He’s physically very strong.
"He’s mentally very strong. He is ready to score. There have been many central midfielders in England in the last 20 years who have been outstanding and he can step into this role.
"I think he’s the oldest 19-year-old player I have ever met … the sky is the limit.”