Jude Bellingham

Liverpool fans have been sent into a frenzy after discovering the friendship of full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham.

The duo have been spotted in discussions throughout England’s opening training sessions in recent days, as the squad prepare for their opener against Iran on Monday.

And social media users have taken it as a sign that the Reds will make a move for the midfielder in an upcoming transfer window and heaped praise on ‘Agent Trent’.

Fans were quick to spot the Three Lions’ duo chatting and joking around on the pitch at the Al Wakrah Sports Club in Doha as England’s preparations got underway.

Sportsmail’s Dominic King tweeted a picture of the duo together with the caption: ‘Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jude Bellingham getting ready for training; wherever one is, the other hasn’t been far away since England arrived in Doha’.

Social media users were quick to respond with suggestions such as: ‘Agent Trent selling LFC to Jude?’

‘Trent knows his job screw England he’s there to convince Jude Bellingham to join Liverpool’, another jokingly claimed.

Some made reference to Alexander-Arnold’s impressive assist statistics as they wrote: ‘My RB always assisting’.

‘Klopp knows he’s not gonna play, so he’s just sent him on a recruitment mission,’ one fan suggested.

In a blunt statement, another fan claimed: ‘Trent knows the assignment.’

The duo arrived in the Qatari capital two days ago and have gotten straight to work with the England squad ahead of their World Cup opener against Iran on Monday.

Both players are likely to feature in the match at the Khalifa International Stadium next week.

Bellingham was recently encouraged by former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy to favour a move to Anfield, if the opportunity arose next summer.

‘Would he get in any team [in the world]? At the moment I don’t think he would get in every team, no,’ the ex-Reds man said on talkSPORT.

‘So I think for him it’s a case of, does he want to go and play every week? Probably, because he’s used to playing. Or, does he want to go somewhere where he’s part of something growing?’

When fellow pundit Simon Jordan suggested he is ‘perfect’ for Liverpool, Murphy continued: ‘He is, and he’d play.’


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