Liverpool on trail of Genk ace after Klopp’s intriguing chat at Anfield

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing Genk midfielder Sander Berge, according to a report in Norway.

ZG report that Klopp has some complimentary words for the 21-year-old after Tuesday night’s clash between the two teams at Anfield.

It was the second time in two weeks that Berge had faced Klopp’s side, having played in the 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in the reverse Champions League fixture last month.

The report states that Klopp was impressed with the former Valerenga man and spoke to Berge at Anfield, saying: “You are an interesting player, a very interesting player.”

Berge refused to reveal exactly what the German had said to him: “It was a great moment. It is nice. You take it with a smart smile. It is nice that such a reputable trainer comes away and says something like that,” said Berge.

“But overall, it’s the team performance I’m happy with. We go ahead, get up and play evenly with Liverpool throughout the match. That’s what matters most.”



Apparently the Belgium press have suggested that 6’5″ Berge could be sold in January, although he turned down moves to Sheffield United and Brighton in the summer.

He told TV2 in September: “I can’t go into more detail about things but of course it was interesting. I could have gone this summer, that’s not to hide. But I felt it was best to stay.”

The playmaker was linked with Tottenham last season as they looked for a replacement for Mousa Dembele.

Berge is under contract until 2021 and already has 18 caps for Norway.