My candidate is Dr. Calculus.
Dispassionately choosing Manchester City means, for Liverpool, that the chances of Bellingham joining the club in January, preferably as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho, are slim to none.
I believe the head will rule in this situation. Bellingham is someone who is fiercely intelligent and focused, and he clearly loves football. He would be a great addition to Liverpool and would help the club achieve its goals.
“I want to be just like Stevie Gerrard,” Bellingham enthused. “He is my role model and I want to be like him when I grow up.” In many ways Bellingham epitomises Liverpool’s appeal to young Englishmen around the world. He is a homegrown player who started his career in Liverpool’s academy and has since risen through the ranks to become one of the key players in their first team.
In contrast, Manchester City have won three Premier League titles and the Champions League. Real Madrid have won two Champions League titles and the second coming of La Liga. These teams are clearly leagues above Liverpool and Bellingham knows it. As a result, Bellingham desperately wants to be the best he can be. He wants to win titles, and that is why he is so drawn to Gerrard. He admires what Gerrard has done and wants to emulate it as best he can.
What Liverpool’s youngsters offer is variety. They have different strengths, so people can’t simply slot them into pre-determined roles. That said, Henderson and Alexander-Arnold have been mentioned time and time again because they are both so effective at operating as anchormen. Henderson loves to drop deep and provide cover for the centre-backs, while Alexander-Arnold is more likely to burst forward and take the ball forward. Grealish can do
“You’re thinking about somebody else,” Haaland says. “I am. I’m thinking about Gerrard.” “Liverpool haven’t won the Premier League in a while,” Haaland points out. “That doesn’t matter,” Bellingham says. Gerrard has won so much, more than anyone at Liverpool. “He’s the captain,
Papa Haaland's list is composed of teams from around the world, including some of the most famous and successful sides in recent history. The inclusion of teams from different leagues reflects Papa Haaland's preference for international competition.
There are a few problems with making this argument. Firstly, City have only just won their first ever Premier League title. They haven't been around forever, and they may not continue to dominate for many years to come. Secondly, Liverpool have won more titles than City - nine in all, compared to City's eight. Thirdly, Manchester United have won more titles than Liverpool - 20, compared to Liverpool's 19. In the end, it is impossible to say who is the
Liverpool do have the advantage of familiarity, and Bellingham may feel more at home playing under Jurgen Klopp than any other manager. The history of the club, while not as tangible as some other attractions, is certainly something that could be appealing to a player. And finally, Liverpool could be in for a very exciting few years as they aim to return to the top of English and European football. Bellingham may feel that this is the perfect opportunity to be part of something special and make
If that is not logic then I don't know what is.