Liverpool journalist Ian Doyle has been discussing the possibility of Reds defender Sepp van den Berg leaving the Merseyside club during the current January transfer window.
This comes after Doyle recently made an appearance on the latest episode of the Liverpool Echo’s Blood Red Podcast where he spoke about a number of topics concerning the club.
On the topic of Van den Berg and the possibility of him leaving Anfield on loan this month, Doyle had this to say on the matter.
He said: “He had a good game against Shrewsbury in the FA Cup [last season] and don’t forget that he played in the EFL Trophy, I think it was against Tranmere – and it was at that game there were a few scouts looking around because it was right near the transfer deadline and he may have gone out on loan then. It didn’t quite happen but it looks as though it’s going to happen this time and given the fact that he’s not close to the first team, shall we say, but it’s better to go and get some senior football than be playing for the U23s.”
Liverpool signed the defender back in 2019 from Dutch side PEC Zwolle for £1.71 million. Since then, the 19-year-old, who is currently valued at £1.62 million, has made 21 appearances for Liverpool’s U23s and just four for their senior side (per Transfermarkt).
TIF Thoughts on Ian Doyle’s comments on a potential loan exit for Sepp van den Berg…
Despite Van den Berg not getting much playing time in the first team for Liverpool, it seems strange that the club would be willing to let him leave this month when they currently have Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez out with long-term injuries.
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Also, with Liverpool starting their previous Premier League game with two midfielders of Jordan Henderson and Fabinho in the centre-back positions in their 1-0 defeat away at Southampton, this suggests that they would probably be better off giving someone like Van den Berg a chance to play.
However, with Doyle claiming that Van den Berg is not close to playing for Jurgen Klopp’s side anytime soon, maybe moving away on a loan deal would be the best move for him and his career at this stage.