Despite the arrival of Thiago Alcantara last summer, Liverpool are reportedly interested in bolstering their midfield options again, this time with Sheffield United’s Sander Berge.
According to EuroSport, the Reds are contemplating making a move for the Norwegian, with him likely to be available following the Blades’ inevitable relegation to the Championship.
With the Reds seemingly keen to improve their midfield depth following a disastrous 2020/21 title defence, Berge appears to be a great option.
Before signing for Sheffield United in the winter transfer window of 2020, it was clear Berge was already a talent.
He had already earned 20 caps for his country, as well as interesting some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Ahead of his move to Bramall Lane, it was reported that Tottenham Hotspur were interested in signing him.
Jurgen Klopp had even made his admiration of the Norwegian clear in the past labelling him as a “very interesting player” following a meeting between Genk and Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League.
The midfielder seemingly took like a duck to water in the Premier League upon his arrival in Sheffield, scoring a goal and notching an assist during his first half-season, whilst also racking up an impressive 1.6 tackles per game, according to WhoScored.
Whilst Berge hasn’t been so impressive throughout this season, with the Blades embroiled in a relegation battle, he has still been a solid performer in what has been a disastrous campaign for his team.
With the Blades also about to slip down into the second tier, the Reds might be able to negotiate a better fee for the £16.2m-rated ace.
After all, they have struck gold with Championship-bound stars before in the form of Georginio Wijnaldum from Newcastle United and the signing of Hull City’s Andrew Robertson.
Should the Reds choose to make a move then, they would likely pair Berge with Thiago in the Anfield midfield. This would give the former Bayern Munich man, much less defensive responsibility – an attribute that has somewhat hindered him following his summer arrival.
A move for Berge then makes a lot of sense for Liverpool and FSG and is one that they really should pursue despite the prior signing of the Spaniard.