Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg will be allowed to leave the club, despite the Reds’ ongoing centre-back crisis, according to reports.
Van den Berg to leave?
The 19-year-old has not played any first-team football at Anfield this season and was not mentioned by manager Jurgen Klopp when listing his defensive options back in October.
Fabinho and Joel Matip joined Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez in the treatment room after picking up injuries both before, and during their 3-1 victory against Tottenham on Thursday.
Despite this, the Daily Mail revealed that Championship club Preston North End are keen to take the Dutchman on loan – and Klopp is willing to let him go.
The report added that the Lilywhites would like cover in that area due to the ongoing situation surrounding Ben Davies, who is allegedly on the verge of joining Liverpool, so essentially, Preston could be getting 6 ft 2 Van den Berg as a loanee replacement for the outgoing Davies.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Van den Berg is still young and needs some first-team experience and it appears that Liverpool’s decision-makers have decided that he is not ready to step up to the first-team, with the likes of Rhys Williams and Nathaniel Phillips ahead of him in the pecking order.
A loan for the youngster appears to be the best move for al parties, as bizarre as it sounds, considering the situation that Liverpool are in. However the Reds need quality in that area and as it stands, Van den Berg is not the man to provide it.
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