‘No, NOT Madrid!’: Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hints he wants Jude Bellingham at Anfield after telling a fan the England starlet won’t move to the Bernabeu… as the pair joke alongside Reds team-mate Alexander-Arnold
Teenage sensation Bellingham has been the talk of the tournament with his impressive performances for England leading to rumours over his club future circulating already.
Jordan Henderson (L) told a fan that Jude Bellingham (R) should not sign for Real Madrid
The midfield duo have formed a close relationship since embarking on World Cup campaign
In a hilarious interaction, caught on video, Henderson tells a fan that Bellingham that shouldn’t sign for Real Madrid in the future.
In the clip, the fan says: ‘Bellingham, you are the best central midfielder in the world. You are very good. Come to Real Madrid.’
Once those words are uttered, Liverpool captain Henderson says: ‘No, no. Not Madrid! No, he can’t go Madrid.’ He wagged his finger in disapproval as he spoke.
Another person in the background can be heard saying: ‘Don’t come [go] to Liverpool!’. Henderson can be seen responding to that but his response is muffled in the recording.
The man recording then turns back to Bellingham and says: ‘If you come to Real Madrid, you’ll win a Ballon d’Or.’
‘You think so? We’ll see,’ the Borussia Dortmund midfielder replies.
Bellingham and Henderson celebrate together after combining to score against Senegal
Trent Alexander-Arnold – who remained silent throughout the video – recently denied claims he was trying to persuade Bellingham to join Liverpool.
The pair are both in England’s World Cup squad – with Gareth Southgate’s side currently unbeaten and into the last-16 of the World Cup – and have been seen touring Doha together.
The Liverpool full-back shared an image of the two players walking around Qatar’s capital city which led fans to think a move for the midfielder was on the cards.
Quizzed on Liverpool fans’ reaction, Alexander-Arnold told BBC Radio 5 Live: ‘I’m just going out with a mate aren’t I? Everyone saying ‘Agent Trent’ but no…
‘We went out a few of us yesterday, we were given the day off so had a decent day out.’
Despite Alexander-Arnold’s claims, it’s clear Bellingham has formed a close relationship with the two Liverpool players.
After England’s 3-0 win over Senegal, the Dortmund midfielder helped recreate Henderson’s celebration after he scored the opener in the match.
Henderson and Alexander-Arnold went head-to-head in the tunnel at the Al Bayt Stadium and Bellingham was on hand to take the picture.
The 19-year-old was a shining light in the match and provided the assist for Henderson’s opener after producing a neat cut-back for his midfield partner.
Bellingham has featured in every single one of England’s World Cup games thus far