And whilst a host of youngsters have performed admirably in midfield this year, Klopp is well aware that an elite addition in the middle of the park would help Liverpool regain their Premier League crown.
After his rapid evolution in Germany over the past 18 months, Bellingham certainly fits that mold.
Under Klopp, Liverpool have shown in the past that they’re not afraid to make big decisions and pay big money in the transfer market.
They stole a march on rivals by sealing mega-money deals for Alisson and Virgil van Dijk to help aid their title ambitions.
Both players were of interest to a host of top European sides; only for Liverpool to gazump their rivals with their incisive approach.
The importance of those signings is still paramount to this day.
And that clean, swift transfer strategy can pay dividends once again and help them bat away rival interest in the race for Bellingham’s signature in the summer.
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