Liverpool owners FSG reveal 5 quid war chest for Bellingham bid

They're willing to spend... about a fiver

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Liverpool owners FSG are ready to splash the cash in January by offering up to a fiver for England wonderkid Jude Bellingham.

John W. Henry is facing increasing scrutiny about a lack of investment in the squad after failing to convince fans Naby Keita would be ‘as good as a new signing’ when the Guinea international returns from injury.

The US billionaire hopes the signing of Bellingham will appease Liverpool’s disgruntled fans and propel the club back to where it belongs in second place behind Manchester City.

FSG hope an offer of around five quid will beat the likes of Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United to the midfielder’s signature and lure him to Anfield.

‘Five pounds is a lot of money but that’s how highly we rate Jude’, Henry told Paddy Power News.

‘The fee is inflated because he’s English. If he was Croatian I’d have got him for three’.

‘Sometimes, a price tag that big can put a lot of pressure on a kid but we’re confident Jude will show all the doubters he’s worth every single one of those five hundred pennies.

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However, the 73-year-old admits there will have to be cutbacks to offset such a huge outlay.

‘We’ve had to let go of our entire coaching staff’.

‘James Milner will take charge of all training sessions from now on which will be a series of Beep Tests and absolutely zero ball work’.

‘The club dentist has been ordered to stop bleaching Bobby Firmino’s teeth and Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injuries will now be treated by the NHS’.

News of Bellingham’s imminent signing sent Liverpool fans, already struggling to come to terms with Mbappe’s January arrival, into meltdown.

‘Announce Mbappe and announce Bellingham too’, tweeted one fan using the handle SoueysPermingLotion.

*Paddy Power’s breaking news coverage is just complete nonsense, every word of it. Honest.

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