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Liverpool legend Gerrard: England will build team around Bellingham

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has sung the praises of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

Before England's win in Italy, he was direct in his assessment.

"Listen, that's not for me to comment on right now but we'll certainly talk about a potentially world-class footballer," said Gerrard. "Someone who really seems focused at the moment, I think Gareth Southgate is trying to build a team around him, he's that much of a talent.

"He could play in a slightly different role tonight, it's important to mention even if he plays as that number 10 he might have to receive with his back to play a little bit which is different from running onto everything and arriving in the box, but I think he's got a specific role today out of possession to jump all over Jorginho and Veratti if he can, steal the ball and break because there could be a goal there for him.

"A top, top talent, for sure."

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