Jude Bellingham is easily one of the most in-demand players in World Football currently, with a number of European heavyweights keeping tabs on the England international.
Alongside the likes of Jamal Musiala, Pedri and Gavi, Bellingham completes a quartet of young talents that are said to be football superstars in the making.
His performances for club and country in recent months have only bolstered those claims, leading to a host of bidders for Bellingham’s signature.
According to reports, the Borussia Dortmund player will likely switch clubs next season, and many of his suitors have already begun making in-roads for a potential deal.
Reputable sources have suggested that the race for his services has been quite the roller-coaster, as many clubs have leapt ahead of the queue, before ultimately being overtaken by another.
Up until a week ago, Premier League giants Liverpool were said to be the frontrunners, with Spanish outfit Real Madrid also hovering by closely.
These behind-the-scenes reports usually factor in a bit of conjecture, due to which their reliability is often called into question.
Despite this, Liverpool fans’ optimism for the deal hasn’t wavered in the slightest, the reason for which has a bit to do with their star fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Currently away for World Cup duty alongside Bellingham, Arnold has firmly assumed the role of a transfer agent, as he has been spending plenty of time with the midfielder.
The duo are said to be ‘inseparable‘, and numerous pictures featuring the two have emerged since travelling to Qatar.
Be it in training or while exploring the gulf nation, the England internationals are evidently getting along very well.
Yesterday saw yet another picture pop up online, coming from Alexander Arnold himself on this occasion.
Posing in front of the glimmering Crescent Tower in Lusail City, the duo beamed brightly for the picture.
Arnold added a caption which read, ‘Stroll in the city with bro.’
Bellingham later replied to the tweet with the ‘heart hands’ emoji, the bond between the two is clearly strong.
As if the Reds aren’t already an attractive destination, the fullback can potentially convince Bellingham even further.
Given the strong transfer links, fans are already speculating that the duo were aware of the impact the picture would’ve had.
Due to this, many Reds are even viewing the tweet as a soft signal regarding a potential transfer.
Needless to say, all of this means very little at the moment. Although it’s still valid enough for Liverpool fans to get just a little excited.