Liverpool could reportedly bring forward plans to dip into the transfer window for Norwegian international Sander Berge as the club look for solutions to deal with the injury of Brazil international Fabinho.
The South American is not expected to return until the New Year at the earliest after the star suffered ankle ligament damage during a 1-1 draw in a UCL group stage clash with Napoli.
As a result of the injury blow, it is claimed that Liverpool could intensify their efforts to land 21-year-old Berge from Genk.
According to The Mirror, the highly rated prodigy has been a target of the Premier League title-chasers after impressing them during recent Champions League clashes versus Genk.
The 21-year-old holding midfielder has 18 months left on his contract and previously said it’d be a ‘dream’ to play for Liverpool.
Berge played in both matches against the Reds, and following a 2-1 victory for the Reds at Anfield, Jurgen Klopp was understood to be intrigued by the Norwegian international.
Klopp spoke to the 21-year-old after the clash, with Berge subsequently recalling the ‘wonderful’ moment.
Sander told VG: ‘It was a great moment. You have a big smile when you receive those sorts of compliments.
‘It is wonderful when such a renowned manager as Jurgen Klopp comes over and says something like that.’
Usually deployed as a defensive midfielder, the £25 million-rated Berge is also capable of operating slightly further forward.
The youngster’s current deal at Genk runs until the summer of 2021, but he could well be on the move before then with Chelsea and Napoli also reportedly interested.