Liverpool great Gerrard tells Klopp: Bellingham will be a superstar

Liverpool great Steven Gerrard admits he’s a fan of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The 19-year-old has been strongly linked with a move to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool. Bellingham has often spoken of his admiration for his ‘idol’ Gerrard and now the former Reds captain has repaid the favour with praise of the Dortmund star.

“I think for the viewers watching this World Cup, there’s a massive opportunity to enjoy a massive pool of players from different countries,” Gerrard said.

“I’ve competed against a lot of these players, your Messi’s and Ronaldo’s of this world. They’ll be the two big names with a lot of focus, but the tournament’s going to be littered with high class players.

“I’ll be focusing my attention on England, I’m really excited to watch Jude Bellingham, I’m a massive fan of him. I think the next 10 or 15 years, he’s going to become an England superstar.

“There’s a lot of Premier League players out at the World Cup and they’ll be hoping they’re on the right side of a successful tournament.”