Imminent departure with Euro Club to win fierce race for Liverpool starlet


Liverpool have entered ‘advanced’ talks with a German club over a loan release this month for defender Sepp van den Berg, according to a report.

Previous reports claimed the Reds were open to allowing the Dutchman to find more consistent football.

In addition, clubs from Belgium, Switzerland and Germany have reportedly expressed interest in a temporary deal.

According to Football insiderhowever, a club from the latter country wins the race. The source does not name the team in question but claims that they are close to finalizing a transfer.

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Indeed, the two clubs would hope to conclude the departure of Van den Berg by Friday.

If the anonymous club wins the race, they will also beat the English contenders for the services of Van den Berg.

Football insider adds that the EFL teams have shown interest, although they have not moved the talks forward.

In any case, a move anywhere in Europe would benefit Van den Berg. Despite being an option in Liverpool’s defensive injury crisis, he hasn’t been able to save minutes.

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Instead, Nathaniel Phillips and compatriot Rhys Williams intervened after injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.

As such, Liverpool agrees that finding regular action would be best for Van den Berg in his development.

The 19-year-old moved to Anfield in June 2019, with the Reds paying PEC Zwolle £ 1.3million for his signing.

He has made four first-team appearances but none this season. Moreover, he has yet to appear in the Premier League.

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In fact, Van den Berg’s last appearance was during the FA Cup fourth round replay last season against Shrewsbury.

Defender returns from Liverpool loan

Meanwhile, Liverpool are reportedly welcoming left-back Adam Lewis on loan to France this month.

The defender has signed a one-season loan deal at Unicorn Stadium, but reports claim it’s already over.

Club legend Steven Gerrard called the youngster the ‘best’ Under-18 left-back he’s ever seen in 2017.

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