Liverpool look to loan Sepp van den Berg

Liverpool have held talks with several European teams over a loan from Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg.

The 19-year-old was billed as one of Europe’s most exciting young defenders when he joined the club in the summer of 2019, but despite Liverpool’s recent defensive injury crisis he has yet to made an appearance this season.

Dilan Markanday, Sepp van den Berg
Van den Berg plays youth football this year | Jan Kruger / Getty Images

Jurgen Klopp has instead favored the young duo of Rhys Williams and Nat Philipps, and according to Goal, that’s because both players have more senior experience after spending last season on loan.

The belief is that Van den Berg must be on loan in order to gain this experience, despite the fact that the Dutchman has already 22 outings with Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle to his name, and discussions have taken place to find Van den Berg temporary. new house.

There is no mention of specific landing spots for the teenager, but clubs from Belgium, Germany and Switzerland have all expressed interest in welcoming Van den Berg.

Jurgen Klopp
Klopp wants Van den Berg to gain experience | Robin Jones / Getty Images

It is said that there is a club from each country pushing to sign the defender, who has already spoken with the three, and a deal should be finalized by the end of the week.

Championship interest has also been sparked, with the Blackburn Rovers expected to be keen to add Van den Berg to another loaned out Liverpool winger Harvey Elliott, who excelled during his short period in the second tier.

Harvey Elliott
Elliott impressed in the championship | Malcolm Couzens / Getty Images

Despite injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip, Klopp is ready to let Van den Berg go looking for more experience, and the boss has insisted there are no plans to sign a new defender central this month.

Instead, it is expected that Liverpool will wait until summer to remedy their defensive situation, although a January decision has not been ruled out and the Reds are ready to act in the unlikely event. where a primary target would become available at the right price.

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