Burnley have their eyes on adding to their centre-back options in the coming weeks, and young defender Sepp van den Berg is a potential option.
This is according to insider Ryan Taylor, who has suggested the 20-year-old is a player being looked at whilst speaking on his latest transfer video on YouTube.
And with the likes of Joel Matip and Virgil van Dijk ahead of him in Jurgen Klopp’s plans, Taylor believes Vincent Kompany could provide the 20-year-old with an exit in the coming weeks.
He said: “Sepp van den Berg, the Liverpool defender, he is very much on Burnley’s radar. Potentially a season-long loan, but he was on the bench on Saturday at Craven Cottage because Liverpool are a little light on the ground at the back at the moment after losing Ibrahima Konate to injury. So Van den Berg is one that Burnley will look to do if it’s possible.”
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We think this could potentially be a smart addition for Burnley, with the 20-year-old still being proven in England despite having not played a great deal for the Reds.
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The Dutch ‘beast’ has spent some time away from Anfield on loan at Preston North End, where he was able to rack up 66 appearances for the Lancashire side – 61 of those coming in the Championship (via Transfermarkt).
Given Burnley have already brought in a number of young centre-backs this summer, the 20-year-old Reds ace could also arrive at Turf Moor and provide Kompany with versatility, having played in a number of different roles for the Lilywhites.