Liverpool have already tested the waters with Genk for Sander Berge.
That’s according to RTBF journalist Pascal Scimè, who claims a €15m opening offer has already been rejected by the Belgian club.
“Liverpool want him. In January he can go. First offer of €15m was refused. Napoli? He is a player who would fit more in the Premier League than in Serie A,” Scimè was quoted as saying by CalcioNapoli24.
Meanwhile, Genk sporting director Dimitri De Condé has suggested the player will be allowed to leave should an appropriate offer arrive.
“We will not do anything to clip his wings and if he wants to go, it is right to satisfy his ambitions. Many clubs, including Napoli, are interested in him. We’ll see how the market evolves,” he said, reported by Sports Witness.
“Berge is a defensive midfielder who occupies, for instance, the position of Jorginho in the field, but he has different characteristics from Jorginho. He is better at sitting in front of the defence.”
In the two Champions League matches against Liverpool this season, Berge looked a decent player, but in fairness, not one that would get into our side.
Fabinho occupies his current position when fit, and we’d suggest that right now, Jordan Henderson is a better no.6 as well.
As a result, we’re not sure if we can trust Scimè’s claims that an actual bid has already been submitted.
With Marko Grujic coming back in the summer, most likely, we’d gamble that the Serbian will be integrated into the squad over a new player arriving in that position.