On Wednesday night Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw by Napoli. The Reds could have guaranteed top spot in Group E with a win but now have to beat Red Bull Salzburg on matchday six to do so. It was a frustrating night for Kopites for a number of reasons, one of the major issues we faced was seeing one of our star players limp off after 19 minutes. The Fabinho injury could push Liverpool to bid early for Sander Berge.
November has seen a number of reports linking Liverpool with a move for Genk midfielder Sander Berge. Goal reported that the Reds are in competition with Chelsea and Napoli for the Norwegian’s signature.
The 21-year-old plays as a defensive midfielder for the Belgian champions. Like our Brazilian anchorman he cuts a lanky figure, coming in at 6 foot 5 inches tall.
The Fabinho injury sustained against Napoli currently has no prognosis. The Brazilian has rapidly become one of the Reds’ most valuable players, he is completely undroppable. With the first choice anchor injured, Jürgen Klopp will be considering his options. It was always likely that the Reds would look to bring in an understudy for the holding player, you can’t rely on him being fit for every game of every season.
Sander Berge is being courted by a number of different clubs, Liverpool may decide to act fast and jump ahead of the crowd in order to make sure they aren’t left shorthanded whenever there are concerns over the fitness of Fabinho. There is no time like the present, particularly when you’ve been given a chastening reminder of the fallibility of your first choice.