Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham will not consider Liverpool as an option next summer if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
The Times says Liverpool face two big factors in pursuit of Bellingham.
Liverpool are interested in the Borussia Dortmund midfielder along with Real Madrid and Manchester City.
However, the price tag of the teenager and whether Liverpool can regain consistency in the Premier League to finish in the top four will determine how far that interest progresses.
BVB believe they can raise €150m selling Bellingham next summer.