“I think for him, I see him as someone who can do everything. There aren’t many midfielders in the game right now who can attack and defend – affect the game at both ends.
“When you’re one of the great clubs, there are talents out there that make you think, if we have the ability and financial muscle, then he’s the one you don’t want to miss.”
With a fee of £ 80 million touted, Liverpool are also avid fans of the teenage midfielder.
Losing on Bellingham would be a painful blow for a club like United, but sitting down and watching him go to their arch-rivals would be doubly painful and could also hurt their long-term title chances.