Why Jude Bellingham Won’t Join Liverpool After 2022 FIFA World Cup
Jude Bellingham has been one of the most talked about young talents in football since his breakthrough at Birmingham City. Recently, Liverpool legend Graeme Souness gave his opinion on why the 17-year-old won’t be joining the Merseyside club after his potential 2022 FIFA World Cup heroics. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what Souness had to say and why the young English midfielder may not join the Reds.
He’s not good enough
Graeme Souness, one of the most respected football pundits in the world, has recently spoken out about why Jude Bellingham won’t join Liverpool after his potential heroics at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The 17-year-old midfielder has been widely linked to the European Champions, but Souness believes that Bellingham isn’t quite up to the level required to play for a club like Liverpool. In an interview with Sky Sports, the Scotsman said, He’s not good enough. You can go and watch him and see he’s not at that level yet. He’s a wonderful talent, don’t get me wrong, but he’s not ready to play for a club like Liverpool.
Souness believes that despite his potential, Bellingham is still far from reaching the level necessary to play for one of Europe’s top clubs. The pundit went on to say that although he could easily improve in the future, he’s still too far away from being a Liverpool-caliber player.
Souness believes that for Bellingham to reach that level, he needs to work hard on his game and strive to be better every single day. He needs to work on his decision making, be more aware of what’s going on around him and sharpen up his physical attributes. That will take time, said Souness.
Bellingham is currently playing for Borussia Dortmund and it looks likely that he’ll remain there for the next few seasons. With hard work and dedication, however, he could become one of the best players in Europe and a potential candidate to join Liverpool one day.
He doesn’t have the right attitude
Graeme Souness, a legendary former Liverpool midfielder, recently explained why he thinks young midfielder Jude Bellingham won’t join the Merseyside club after his heroics in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Souness believes that Bellingham’s attitude and focus are wrong for a move to Anfield. It’s all about attitude, he said. Jude has to show that he wants it more than anything else. He has to want to be the best he can be, and that will only happen if he is totally focused on his career.
Souness went on to explain that Bellingham must understand what is expected of him as a professional footballer if he wants to join Liverpool: You have to have an understanding of what it takes to be successful. It’s not just about talent and ability, you have to know how to win games, how to manage your time, and how to act professionally.
The former Liverpool great also highlighted the need for Bellingham to understand the culture of the club before he would be considered a viable option: At Liverpool, we have a very successful team and they all have one thing in common – they all work hard and they never give up. Jude needs to understand that if he wants to join the club. He needs to demonstrate that he has the same drive and passion as the rest of the team.
Clearly, Graeme Souness believes that Jude Bellingham has the talent and potential to play for a big club like Liverpool, but that his attitude and focus must improve if he is ever going to make it at Anfield.
He’s not a team player
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is still a ways away, but already there’s been talk of Birmingham City’s Jude Bellingham potentially making an impact on the world stage.
While Bellingham has yet to feature in a senior international match, his impressive performances for the Blues have seen him linked with some of the biggest clubs in Europe. One of these teams is none other than Premier League giants Liverpool.
Despite this speculation, Graeme Souness recently argued that the young Englishman should avoid joining the Merseyside club at this stage of his career. The former Scotland international believes that Bellingham would be better served elsewhere.
He’s not a team player, Souness said in a recent interview. If you want to play for Liverpool, you have to be a team player. It’s all about sacrifice and working for each other.
Souness is well aware of the demands of being a Liverpool player, having represented the club himself during the 1980s. The Reds have won the Champions League and Premier League titles in recent years, so it’s understandable why Bellingham would be tempted by a move.
However, it seems that Souness believes the 19-year-old should wait until he has developed further before making such a big decision. With this in mind, it appears unlikely that Bellingham will join Liverpool anytime soon.