Liverpool target and Genk midfielder Sander Berge could be available in the January transfer window after one of his teammates confirmed the midfield powerhouse is set to leave.
Berge, 21, impressed Jurgen Klopp during the two Group E matches in the Champions League. The Norway international has been linked a move away from the Belgian champions with Berge’s teammate confirming in an interview with Si Gonfia La Rete on Radio Marte that he is aware the youngster could leave in the New Year.
Klopp described the 6ft 4 midfielder as ‘very interesting’ during their recent clash in October. Liverpool have had limited spending since they claimed a sixth European Cup in June and the Red’s could be tempted to add further depth to their midfield armoury.
FootNews recently reported that sporting director Dimitri de Conde was aware that Berge could depart the club in January after revealing ‘we know’ Liverpool are interested.
Revelations regarding the transfer were further inflamed after Berge’s teammate Cuesta spoke of the Norwegian’s undeniable talent.
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“Many clubs are after him,” stated the Colombian defender. “We know that he won’t be with us after January.”
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With Berge’s teammates supposedly prepared for the inevitable should Liverpool push for a move?
Liverpool are still competing in five competitions (including the FIFA CWC) and with games coming thick and fast for Klopp’s troops it wouldn’t hurt to add subsequent firepower to the ranks.
The German manager has proven in recent months of his admiration for integrating youngsters into the team. Two of Liverpool’s three summer signings this season were teenage prodigies in the form of Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg.
Should Klopp swoop in for Berge before other European predators sniff out an interest it could prove a shrewd piece of business.