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Liverpool center-back Sepp van den Berg is ready to go on loan to a team in Germany, according to Football Insider.
The young Dutchman joined Liverpool in the 2019 summer transfer window from PEC Zwolle, in a deal worth up to £ 4.4 million. He has made four appearances for the Reds in all competitions.
However, the 19-year-old has yet to make his Premier League debut, even after the injuries of his teammates Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip. His teammates Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips are clearly ahead of Van den Berg in the pecking order.
Liverpool want the central defender to get regular first-team experience, which he is unlikely to get at Anfield at the moment. As a result, they have sought to send it on loan this January.
Football Insider reports that an unidentified German second division club is in advanced talks with the Dutch youth international and that the loan deal could be completed on Friday.
The report also mentions that there is interest in Van den Berg from Belgium and Switzerland, although the German team is leading the race.
It is unclear if Van den Berg has a future in Liverpool. After all, he is still a teenager and there could be growth potential. However, if you’re not getting first-team chances with all of Jurgen Klopp’s injury problems at the back, you might never.
This loan is most likely used as a way to add a few more pounds to your price. Liverpool are adept at selling out their fringe players for big fees, having commanded eight-figure sums for players like Dominic Solanke, Jordon Ibe, Danny Ward and Rhian Brewster.