Liverpool ‘must try’ to sign both Bellingham and Rice, says ex-Red

Dietmar Hamann has urged Liverpool to sign Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice at the end of the season.

The Borussia Dortmund star has been consistently linked with a move to Anfield and the Reds have reportedly made him their main transfer target and are believed to be leading the race for his signing.

Meanwhile, his England team-mate is being hinted at completing a move to a Champions League side in the summer with his current club West Ham as he realizes they may have a hard time keeping him amidst a lot of interest.

“Jude Bellingham could be the key to Liverpool’s midfield problems,” said Hamann (quoted by The Kop Times). “I think the Achilles heel of Liverpool was not having a player who takes us seven or open play from midfield”

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“By losing Mane, they lost a bit of firepower going forward, even though Nunez is coming in now. Bellingham is the type of candidate they should be looking at, but they should also try to lure Declan Rice to Anfield.”

The Hammers star offers immense protection to their defense and when playing for club and country, he is usually deployed in the ‘Fabinho role’.

Meanwhile, Bellingham seems to be able to do it all.

He works hard and will throw a tackle when necessary, but he also has the ability to play further up the field as an eight or a ten and make things happen.

The former Birmingham City youngster has nine goals and three assists for his team this term (in all competitions) and has excelled in both the Bundesliga and Champions League, captaining them numerous times.

A recently published chart by The Athletic suggested a move for the 19-year-old should be prioritized over star man David Moyes, but both players are impressive in their own right.

Bellingham is valued by the German outfit at somewhere in the region of £120-150m, while Rice is expected not to be far behind.

Both players are full England internationals and Reds fans will have a great chance to see them in action as the Three Lions continue their World Cup campaign over the coming weeks.

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