Date: 18th March 2021 at 1:30pm
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The latest edition of the Touchline Talk featured Eurosport journalist Dean Jones, who discussed all things transfer-related with just a few months until the summer window opens. 

On the topic of discussion this week was strugglers as they are expected to struggle to keep Sander , who they broke their record transfer fee for last year.

The Norwegian signed from Genk in January 2020, however, he has only featured 13 times this season as a result of suffering from a torn hamstring picked up in December against Manchester .

There have been rumours of interest from both Arsenal and Liverpool in recent weeks with the Blades&8217; fate in the Championship all but confirmed.

Discussing the 23-year-old’s future at the Yorkshire club, Jones had this to say on the situation.

He said: “Sander Berge isn’t going to be hanging around for very long, I mean, he’s been injured for quite a while, but I think he’s on the verge of coming back.

“I’ve written today about the fact that Liverpool are coming into the conversation for him, they’re very interested in strengthening in midfield. Sander Berge is somebody that’s going to be available, and at a decent price at the end of the season.

“He doesn’t want to be playing Championship football, that’s not why he arrived at Sheffield United. There’ll be other clubs that are closely tracking that as well, I’m sure, in the next few weeks.

Would Sander Berge improve Liverpool?

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Despite only signing in last January, Berge made 14 appearances for the Blades in the league alone last season, where he was able to open his account for his new club with a goal against Tottenham in a 3-1 win (via Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

Berge has been really unlucky this season given the severity of his hamstring injury. However, the Blades will presumably be desperate to keep hold of their Norwegian midfielder in their attempts to gain promotion straight back to the Premier League next season should they inevitably go down.

However, it is looking like they may struggle to keep the 23-year-old at the club with some of Europe’s biggest clubs reportedly asking about his availability.

It could also be argued that it would be a big ask for them to expect him to buy into their plans with the likes of Liverpool said to be knocking for him.