Jude Bellingham was a standout for England in their opening World Cup 6-2 win over Iran, leaving Liverpool fans all to share similar thoughts over the club’s much-discussed transfer target.
Reports of Liverpool’s interest in Bellingham are not hard to find, with the 19-year-old widely regarded as the club’s No. 1 transfer target for next summer.
He will demand a hefty fee, though, even if Borussia Dortmund are accepting of the fact that they “can’t afford to fight financially” for the midfielder.
But that will also pertain to Liverpool with any deal to be in excess of £90 million, a fee that many feel will be hiked if his opening World Cup outing is anything to go by.
Bellingham opened the scoring for England with a well-timed header before going on to dominate in midfield, ending his game with a 96.8 passing accuracy.
It all left Liverpool fans saying the same thing as they watched on…
Appreciating the talent but realising that's another £10million on the price tag pic.twitter.com/uJvAmS2PAF
— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) November 21, 2022
England’s first goal of the 2022 Qatar World Cup scored by Liverpool’s Jude Bellingham.
— Danny Gallagher (@Danny7Gallagher) November 21, 2022
— Karl (@KarlThyer) November 21, 2022
FSG speeding up that sale as we speak, knowing Klopp is going to ask for Bellingham when the World Cup is over ?
— – (@AnfieldRd96) November 21, 2022
Getting himself and the #ThreeLions off the mark.
— England (@England) November 21, 2022
Just another few million added to Bellingham’s price tag there….
— Harriet Prior (@HarrietEPrior) November 21, 2022
Bellingham Inflation Index ???
— Carl Markham (@carlmarkham) November 21, 2022
When you’re happy for a lad who Liverpool want to sign then realise he just added £25m to his price tag pic.twitter.com/94yVwIYxdP
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) November 21, 2022
So, you like assists from full backs, Jude? I know JUST the club for you
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) November 21, 2022
That’s another 10 million added to the Bellingham price tag…
— Liam Togher (@liamtogher88) November 21, 2022
My god I want that lad at Liverpool.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) November 21, 2022
Jude Bellingham gets better every time I see him play. He’s 19 and he’s virtually the complete midfielder #FIFAWorldCup
— Chris Coughlin (@_ChrisCoughlin) November 21, 2022
That’s Jude’s price tag going up a bit more…
— Jack Gill (@jacklfcgill) November 21, 2022
This Bellingham performance would make a lot more sense if he was about seven years older.
— Josh Williams (@DistanceCovered) November 21, 2022
Liverpool are certainly not alone in their interest, with Real Madrid and Man City both credited with being in the mix for his signature.
Bellingham’s goal was the first of six for England against Iran, with Bukayo Saka scoring twice, ex-Red Raheem Sterling finding the net, as too Marcus Rashford and Jack Grealish.