Date: 12th April 2023 at 6:46am
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Liverpool will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel to face Leeds United on Monday. 

The Reds are currently without a win in four Premier League matches since a shock 7-0 victory over rivals Manchester United last month, and manager Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to end that dismal spell.

Liverpool will face a Leeds side that are battling against relegation at present, with a 5-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Crystal Palace on Sunday reiterating their woes.

In the meantime, it appears that Liverpool are no longer interested in signing one of the world’s most in-demand players.

As reported by BBC Sport, the Merseyside outfit have cooled their interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

The 19-year-old was believed to be one of The Reds’ top targets for the upcoming summer transfer window as they look to bolster their midfield options, but the report claims that they have effectively been priced out of a move for the Bundesliga star.

The teenager joined Dortmund from Championship side Birmingham City back in 2020 and has since made 127 appearances for the German club across all competitions, scoring 20 goals and providing 25 assists.

Bellingham is no longer a target for Liverpool this summer

This term he has been particularly impressive, netting ten times in 37 matches.

Liverpool are said to have taken the decision as a deal for Bellingham would reportedly cost upwards of £100 million.

With The Reds in need of at least two central midfielders this summer, they have decided that pursuing a player as expensive as Bellingham isn’t viable.

Current Liverpool midfielders Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain look increasingly likely to leave Anfield when their contracts expire this summer, while loanee Arthur Melo will return to parent club Juventus.

A number of other clubs – including Chelsea, Manchester City and Real Madrid – have all been linked with a move for Bellingham, but it remains to be seen where the Englishman will end up next term.

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