Liverpool open to loaning out Van den Berg.
Liverpool are currently in a tough situation revolving around their backline. The defending champions have been missing their talisman centre-back Virgil van Dijk and his regular partner Joe Gomez. Both of Jurgen Klopp’s first-choice center backs have been sidelined with long-term injuries. Fabinho, Matip, and newly promoted Rhys Williams and Nat Philips have been rotated to suit the needs. Although it is surprising that Sepp van den Berg has not been considered an option yet.
As we understand from Goal, Liverpool are considering to prepare him for the first team before making a gamble and are exploring clubs to loan him out. Sepp arrived at Anfield from Dutch outfit PEC Zwolle in the summer of 2019 and has since appeared in only four domestic games for the senior team, which include none in the league.
The clubs that are currently in fray for his signature are Belgian, Swiss top tier clubs, and a club from the second tier of Germany. Pool management think that youngsters Williams and Phillips certainly benefitted a lot from their respective loan spells. The lower tier clubs of England have expressed their interest but it is not as strong as others.
Sepp is a regular for Liverpool at the under-23 level but the management wants him to experience senior level pressure at a club which will help both parties in the longer run. Although van den Berg played in the Eredivisie for Zwolle for some time. He has amassed 23 games for the Dutch club in the top flight.
The other youngsters on the loan radar are left-back Yasser Larouci and under-23 captain Liam Miller who has been agreed to move to Charlton Athletic and completed the loan deal last week. From all of this locomotion, one thing that is for sure is that the Reds management are not looking for immediate solutions and rather looking to build upon a great first-team future for their youngsters.
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