Liverpool could replace Georginio Wijnaldum with Klopp favourite

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Liverpool have been heavily linked with a move summer transfer move for a certain Norwegian. However, while Erling Haaland’s move might seem a bit far fetched, the prospect of Jurgen Klopp bringing a Scandinavian player to Anfiled is still on the cards.

According to Eurosport the Reds are interested in the services of Sheffield United midfielder Sander Berge.

Sheffield have endured a disappointing season. But their rare highlight when fit has been the towering Norwegian midfielder.

Liverpool could make an interesting move.

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And Klopp has had his eye on Berge even before the midfielder’s arrival in the Premier League. Back in 2019, the Liverpool boss, reportedly called the midfielder a ‘very interesting player’ after Sander Berge impressed in a Champions League group-stage game against the Reds.

When Sheffield United were rumoured to swoop in for Berge, there was also reported interest from Liverpool.

It’s clear Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of the Norwegian’s talent.

One can see why. Berge is towering and physically imposing at 1.95 metres. He can read the game quickly and he is also able to make interceptions and break up opposition attacks in the same mould as Fabinho.

But at the same time, despite his tall frame, Berge is also blessed with astute technical ability. The Norwegian is excellent in possession. He can maraud through defences with mazy runs and also has the vision and creativity to conjure up chances for his teammates.

With Georginio Wijnaldum potentially leaving in the summer, the Reds could secure the Norwegian as his replacement.

Considering Sheffield United will likely be relegated and they might be looking to move on their biggest assets, the Reds could secure Berge on the cheap too, just like they did with the likes of Robertson and Wijnaldum in the past.

At 23 years of age, Berge will be at the prime age to improve and learn his trade under Jurgen Klopp.

The move could be a smart one. And while the source reporting it is not the most reliable one. You simply would not put it past Michael Edwards.

Sander Berge to Anfield? Why not? 

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What do you make of the Reds’ interest in Sander Berge? Would you like to see him at Anfield?