Jurgen Klopp confirms his interest in Norwegian starlet

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Jurgen Klopp has seemingly proved his interest in young defensive midfielder Sander Berge.

The Genk star is amongst the most highly-rated young prospects across Europe, and he seems to have caught the Liverpool boss’s eye.

It was claimed after their Champions League meeting that Jurgen Klopp had complimented the player individually. Now he has talked up the 21-year-old even further ahead of Sunday’s game versus Manchester City.

As reported VG, Klopp replied: “He’s a good player. A very good player. He is absolutely interesting.”

At the age of just 21-year-old Berge is a name that you can expect to see linked with some of the top European clubs over the coming months.

A defensive midfielder who is a classy operator on the ball, Berge is showing all the attributes to make it at the very top.

Averaging a fantastic 4.56 interceptions per 90 minutes last campaign for Genk, Berge is more than willing to do the ‘dirty work’ in defensive midfield. Add to that his adolescent mobility, it’s easy to see how he could seamlessly fit into a Liverpool.

While there’s no indication about how much an agreement could cost at this stage, a transfer for Berge would surely make sense in the long run with James Milner approaching the last steps of his career.