Berge impresses with Genk
Sander Berge is one of the brightest young talents currently in Belgium.
The 21-year-old made the switch to Genk in January of 2017, and has since gone on to rack up 102 appearances across all competitions for the Belgian powerhouse.
The defensive midfielder has also hit the ground running in the 2019/20 campaign, featuring 20 times for Genk already this season, and captaining them on one occasion.
Berge, who is contracted to Genk until 2021, has been particularly impressive in his four Champions League outings this term.
And despite only being 21, Berge has already earned 19 caps for Norway’s senior side.
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After a bright start to the campaign, Berge looks to be attracting the attention of some top clubs around Europe.
Genk’s sporting director Dimitri De Conde recently stated that both Serie A outfit Napoli and European champions Liverpool are interested in Berge:
“Napoli are interested in Sander, it’s a possibility a deal could be done.
“We also know that Liverpool are interested and [Jurgen] Klopp, after the game at Anfield [in the Champions League], complimented him on his performance.” As quoted by Goal.
But it now seems that another team has joined the chase for the midfield maestro.
Goal are reporting on Monday that Chelsea are keeping tabs on the Genk star.
At the moment, Chelsea are unable to sign players due to their transfer ban.
However, Chelsea are set to appeal said ban at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on November 20th.
But even if the Blues do have their ban overturned, it does seem as though Berge wants to play for Liverpool.
The Genk standout recently stated that playing at Anfield is a dream for everyone, and that he would like to play there ‘as often as possible:
“Playing at Anfield is a dream for everyone in the world, and not least for Norwegians. Liverpool are the best team [at the moment] and have the most fans. ‘So I would certainly like to play at Anfield as often as possible.” As quoted by Goal.