Liverpool may have simply misplaced the Jude Bellingham race to Actual Madrid.

It is no secret that the Reds have put the Borussia Dortmund star on the prime of their switch wishlist, as Jurgen Klopp seems to reshape a drained midfield following a poor season. The Merseysiders endured an eighth league defeat of the season on the weekend by the hands of Bournemouth, placing their participation in subsequent season’s Champions League into additional doubt.

Now, their European opponents for this week, Actual Madrid – who’re 5-2 up on mixture from the primary leg of the Spherical of 16 – would possibly nicely have dealt a second sucker-punch to Liverpool off the sector. 

Liverpool have struggled this season – and journey to the Bernabeu this week for a crunch conflict in Europe (Picture credit score: Getty Photos)

German outlet Sport1 (opens in new tab) are reporting that Los Blancos are sending their representatives to Dortmund to talk with Bellingham and his camp, in what they describe as superior discussions concerning a deal in the summertime.