The news will come as a major blow to Klopp and supporters who were hopeful of watching a rejuvenated midfield at Anfield next season. Though the interview will be music to the ears of Manchester City, Real Madrid and Chelsea, who are all very keen on Bellingham and are financially capable of luring him to the Premier League.
Dortmund boss Edin Terzic attempted to play down speculation that his No 22 would leave the club at the end of the season in his recent press conference when asked about the growing interest, saying: “With all the respect for Jude and his performance, we have been answering this question since he joined. He chose to join us because he knows this can be the perfect step for him and I think we’ve proven that both ways.
“He’s helping us a lot. But I also think we, as a club, are helping him and his career as well. We’re really happy and delighted that he’s part of our team. He’s one of our leaders aged 19 and he stepped through to the English national team as our player. This is something we’re really happy with.”