Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham has continued to tease Liverpool fans over a potential summer switch to Anfield.
The England international has been heavily linked with a move to Merseyside where he is believed to be the Reds’ No.1 priority.
Despite Liverpool at risk of failing to secure Champions League football for next season, talkSPORT understands the 19-year-old remains open to joining them.
Though Manchester City and Real Madrid are believed to be ahead of Liverpool in the race to secure the teenager’s services.
But Liverpool supporters remain hopeful they can pip their rivals to Bellingham’s signature due to his relationship with Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Bellingham attended a Chris Brown concert with Alexander-Arnold last week, while his bromance with Henderson during Three Lions training sent social media into meltdown.
And Bellingham will have once again excited fans after sharing a snap of himself with Henderson on his Instagram story following England’s 2-0 win over Ukraine in Sunday’s Euro 2024 qualifier.
He then posted a picture of him embracing Steven Gerrard on the Wembley pitch where the Liverpool legend was working for television.
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The pair gushed over each other in the midfielder’s post-match interview, as Bellingham said: “The things that Stevie could do in terms of the teams he played in, the way he could carry a team.
“The way he could single-handedly win a game, he could do everything as a midfielder.
“I’ve said it multiple times I’ve looked up to you and your game so it’s a pleasure to be stood here right now.”
Returning the praise, 2005 Champions League winner Gerrard remarked: “Listen, let me tell you right now, you’re a lot further ahead than I was at your age, let me tell you so. You’re going in the right direction, that’s for sure.”
He continued: “He’s got a better body than what I had at 19. I never probably had that power and that strength until probably 22 or 23 years old, so he’s definitely more physically developed than me.
“He’s more confident than me on the ball in terms of what he will try and stuff.
“I’m not just saying that just being modest, that’s the truth. I think he’s further on than I was at 19.
“Don’t get me wrong, I got to where I wanted to get to and he’ll naturally get to where he wants to if he carries on doing what he’s doing.
“He’s in a fantastic place and everything else around him he needs to just park it up and keep playing well, everything else will take care of itself.”
Gerrard joked earlier this year how he was prepared to fly out to Germany and take the midfielder ‘out for dinner’ to persuade him to sign for Liverpool.
Bellingham will now return to Dortmund where he will look to help the Bundesliga leaders win their first league title since 2012.
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