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Jude Bellingham showed exactly why Liverpool are after him on Wednesday night with an outrageous solo goal for Borussia Dortmund.
The teenage midfielder is currently one of the most in-demand players in Europe, with the Reds amongst a host of top clubs aiming to secure his services next summer. It is easy to see why after his latest performance as he captained Dortmund to an impressive 4-1 away win over Sevilla in their latest Champions League match.
After setting up Raphael Guerreiro for the German side's opener six minutes in, Bellingham stole the show with a fine individual goal on the cusp of half-time.
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Having received the ball from Salih Ozcan on the corner of the Sevilla penalty area, the England international calmly sauntered past a defender as he drove forward with the ball.
Despite another defender coming across to close him down, Bellingham poked the ball past Yassine Bounou and into the far corner to double his side's lead.
Goals from Karim Adeyemi and Julian Brandt, either side of Youssef En-Nesyri's consolation strike, helped the German giants to a comfortable victory in Spain – and it proved the end for Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui, who was sacked after the match.
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Bellingham has become a key man for Dortmund since joining the club from Birmingham City back in the summer of 2020 and he also wore the captain's armband in Saturday's loss to Koln, where he also grabbed another assist.
His performances since moving to Germany and for England have seen him linked with a big move away from Dortmund in the near future.
Both Liverpool and Chelsea were unsuccessful with approaches during the summer transfer window, but the Reds reportedly remain interested in signing the 19-year-old.
In a bid to keep hold of their prized asset, Dortmund are understood to have slapped a £130million price tag on Bellingham if club's want to sign him next summer, when he will have just two years remaining on his current deal.
However, he could have headed to Anfield for a fraction of that price a decade ago, with Liverpool having the chance to sign him for just £9,000 after he had a two-day trial with the club as a boy.
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