Date: 14th January 2022 at 4:26pm
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Liverpool were left frustrated on Thursday evening, as they were held to a goalless draw by 10-man Arsenal at Anfield in the Carabao Cup semi final. 

Mikel Arteta’s side went a man down in the first-half when Granit Xhaka picked up the 13th red card of the Spaniard’s reign at the Gunners for denying Diogo Jota a goalscoring opportunity with a high tackle.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were unable to make the most of their numerical advantage, however, and the two sides played out a goalless draw before the second leg next week.

Liverpool’s shortcomings in the absence of Sadio Mane, Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah were plain to see, and it appears that Klopp is now plotting a move for a midfielder to bolster his side for next term.

According to Caught Offside, Liverpool are keen on a move for England international Jude Bellingham.

The midfielder, who is currently plying his trade in Germany with Borussia Dortmund, has emerged as one of Europe’s most promising players in his position, and has attracted a number of potential suitors.

Bellingham has been pivotal for Dortmund this season

The Englishman, who moved to Germany from Birmingham City in the summer of 2020, has been particularly impressive so far this term.

He has started 16 of Dortmund’s 18 Bundesliga matches so far this season, and has scored four goals and provided nine assists across all competitions.

Liverpool are believed to be in the market for a midfielder having lost Gini WIjnaldum last summer and failed to replace the Dutchman.

The 18-year-old is top of the Reds’ list of targets, and it is believed that Liverpool are ‘optimistic’ about their chances of securing the wonderkid.

Bellingham is perceived by those at the club as an ‘amazing young talent’ and it is believed that they perceive him as a player that they could build a squad around for the future.

The midfielder may be hard to prise away from the German side, especially with Erling Braut Haaland also likely to depart the club this summer.

The striker, one of the most prolific in Europe in recent seasons, is heavily expected to be the subject of a huge move at the end of the season, and Dortmund are unlikely to let their two prized assets leave at the same time.

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