Liverpool could make a surprise move for Sheffield United’s Sander Berge before the deadline, as Jurgen Klopp focuses on a solution to the midfield injury crisis at Anfield
- Liverpool looking to transfer Sheffield United playmaker Sander Berge
- Boss Jurgen Klopp is a fan of the Norwegian and has been following him for a while
- Liverpool would have to comply with Berge’s £35m release fee clause to land the star
- The Reds are in the midst of a midfield injury crisis and need reinforcements
Liverpool see a shockwave for Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge ahead of Thursday’s transfer deadline.
The impressive playmaker has caught the eye of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp and could provide the solution to the club’s midfield injury crisis.
Sheffield United paid Belgium’s Genk £22 million for Berge in January 2020 and the Norwegian was a key part of the Blades’ lead up to last season’s championship play-off.
Sander Berge is followed by Liverpool and could make a shock to Anfield this week
Berge is so highly regarded at Bramall Lane that Sheffield United imposed a £35million escape clause on the 24-year-old, but that figure is unlikely to deter FA Cup holders’ interest.
The Blades want to keep the esteemed signing and see him as the man to help the club back to the Premier League, despite having already rejected an offer from Club Brugge.
But with Liverpool close by and boss Jurgen Klopp a known fan of the midfielder, it could be difficult to keep Berge in the final days of the transfer window.
Sander Berge joined the Blades in 2020 and has become a key player for Paul Heckingbottom
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp sees Berge as a possible solution to his midfield injury crisis
Liverpool have endured a scorching spell of injury at the club’s midfielders with Thiago, Naby Keita, Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain all currently sidelined.
Klopp has changed his stance on the transfer market after initially declaring club activities closed on the eve of the new Premier League season.
But due to injuries of important players in combination with a stuttering start to the season, the German tactician goes back on his word.
“We’re constantly working on things like this and we’ve talked before about why sometimes it doesn’t happen,” Klopp told reporters.
‘Sometimes it’s expensive, sometimes not the right player, but then situations change. It has to be the right player and we are working on it. Whether something will happen or not, I don’t know.’