Liverpool set for ‘huge-money January signing’ as Bellingham ‘laughs off’ Alexander-Arnold request

Date published: Tuesday 4th October 2022 11:29 - Will Ford

Jurgen Klopp during a match

Liverpool have reportedly set aside a big chunk of change aside ahead of a ‘huge-money January signing’.

The Reds failed to win for the fifth time in the Premier League this season as they came from 2-0 down to draw 3-3 with Brighton on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are languishing in ninth place after seven games and are already 11 points behind league leaders Arsenal.

Their poor form has led many to write them off as title contenders this term and owners Fenway Sports Group are willing to fund an A-list signing in January to give them a boost.

Liverpool’s most recently published accounts revealed assets of £160.7million, including £31m cash in the bank and £108.9m cash owed to them.

And according to Football Insider, FSG have set cash aside to fund a ‘huge-money January signing’.

Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham has been heavily linked with a move to Anfield and it’s claimed he’s been tapped up by fellow England stars Trent Alexander Arnold and Jordan Henderson on international duty.

Football Insider claim the Reds duo explained to the 19-year-old why a move to Liverpool would suit him perfectly and requested he sign for them over his many other options.

Bellingham is said to have ‘laughed off’ their request as he keeps his options open, with Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United among those also thought to be keen on the former Birmingham City midfielder.

Former Liverpool centre-back Jamie Carragher would be on board with Bellingham’s arrival as he believes Klopp’s midfield is the “big problem” at the moment.

“In the past we have spoken about Liverpool conceding goals because of a high line but for me a big problem right now is the midfield,” Carragher said.

“Teams are coming through and getting at that back four far too easily – and also early in games, hence the poor starts. Brighton were 2-0 up but I think it’s fair to say it should’ve been 4-0 after 20 minutes because Liverpool are not organised and not difficult to beat as they always were.

“Klopp’s thing was always to make Liverpool the hardest to play against – right now, they look the easiest team to play against. Some of what we saw in the first half against Brighton you would have expected later in games if Liverpool were chasing them.

“Every supporter in the summer would tell you they felt midfield would be a problem this season. Fabinho has been miles off the pace from what he’s been this season. There have been times where they have been lucky in situations.”

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