19-year-old defender could leave Liverpool during this winter

The Merseyside giants are happy to let defender Sepp van den Berg leave Anfield on loan this month, despite the string of injuries they have suffered in the position. Liverpool have been hit hard in the back-line this season, losing van Dijk and Joe Gomez for the majority of the campaign, while Joel Matip has continually picked up minor injuries.

Fabinho is currently the mainstay at centre-back, while teenagers Nat Phillips and Rhys Williams have been drafted in, and even Jordan Henderson filling in at back-line. Despite the problems, the Reds have, 19-year-old Van den Berg is clearly not seen as a solution as Liverpool are happy to let him go out on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Negotiations have already been held over a short-term switch for the teenager, with clubs in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and England all interested. Blackburn, who currently have another Liverpool teenager, Harvey Elliott, on loan, have made an enquiry for the big Dutch defender.

Sepp arrived at Anfield in 2019 from PEC Zwolle for nearly £1.3m in a low-key move, although Liverpool had fought off huge contest from Bayern Munich to get their man. He is yet to make a PL appearance for Jurgen Klopp’s side but has made four first-team outings, one in the FA Cup and three in the EFL Cup.

Jurgen Klopp has always had positive things to say about Van den Berg but admits that playing time is hard to come by.