Liverpool and Napoli go head-to-head to sign Norwegian wonderkid

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There are so many methods for a player to attract the attention of transfer suitors. Current scouts use a wealth of data and video packages to draw up a list of targets, but sometimes you can’t beat turning up at the ground of a considerable team and playing well.

Nobody requires Genk to do anything in the Champions League this year, but they’ve given Liverpool a great game both times they played them.

They’ve got a long history of buying young midfielders and progressing them. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the most visible example, but Sander Berge seems like a star in the making too.

Dimitri De Conde claims that Liverpool and Napoli are both interested in the Norwegian defensive midfielder. He went on to state that Jurgen Klopp was very affected with his play at Anfield and complimented him afterwards.

He went on to say that Genk would like to keep Sander Berge until the end of the campaign, but he doesn’t completely rule out the prospect of him moving to Napoli in January either.

“Napoli are interested in Sander; it’s a possibility a deal could be done,” he said. “We also know that Liverpool are interested and Klopp, after the game at Anfield, complimented him on his performance.

“There are clubs in Italy who are following Berge and Napoli could be one of them, but at this stage, there are no offers on the table. From next week, things could change.

“We haven’t had any official contact with Napoli yet.”

The 21-year-old is best deployed in a holding midfield role, but he can drop back to play in defence as well. Notwithstanding his young age, he’s made 140 club matches and has 18 Norway caps to his name, so he’s more experienced than a lot of players his age.