Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp's 'golden rule' at risk amid £130m Jude Bellingham advice

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly at risk of breaking his own “golden rule” in the club's pursuit of £130m transfer target Jude Bellingham.

The Reds are said to have held talks with the Birmingham City youngster, who has emerged as one of the most sought after prospects in English football this season.

But Klopp is believed to be wary of allowing his transfer policy to be dictated by the “hype” surrounding Bellingham, and is reluctant to break his long-established rule of putting money ahead of talent.

The German has long held the belief that money should never be the deciding factor in any transfer decision, and has used it to great effect during his time at the club.

Klopp has signed the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah for relatively small fees, and has since seen them become some of the most valuable players in the world.

However, the Reds boss is said to be in a difficult position with Bellingham, with both Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund reportedly keen to sign the 16-year-old.

Dortmund are reportedly offering Bellingham a more lucrative deal than Liverpool, and Klopp is now weighing up whether to break his own rule and match their offer.

It remains to be seen how the situation plays out, but Liverpool fans will be hoping Klopp sticks to his guns and resists the temptation to break the bank for one of England's brightest talents.