Liverpool boss Klopp was desperate to sign a new midfielder in the final days of the summer transfer window. A move for Bellingham was considered impossible as Dortmund were unlikely to sell without being given sufficient time to sign a replacement. The Bundesliga side were also unwilling to lose another key player in the same window after Erling Haaland signed for Man City.
Bellingham has remained coy on his future and has insisted he wants to stay respectful to Dortmund, for whom he signed from Birmingham in 2020. The German outfit have handed him 100 appearances in a little over two years.
“The club have done loads for me and made me feel very welcome since I first came and gave me the opportunities to develop even further,” Bellingham said when asked about his future last week.
“To look past that and into the future would be disrespectful. It’s not something I am thinking about, to be honest.”