Sepp van der Berg, a defender for Liverpool, may be on his way to Mainz 05, the former team of Jurgen Klopp.
According to BILD (via Liverpool Echo), Mainz are competing with Schalke, where the 21-year-old played on loan the previous season, for his services. Given the fierce competition for spots in the Reds’ lineup, the Dutch defender’s future at Anfield is in doubt.
Due to a ligament injury, Van der Berg played only nine Bundesliga games while on loan at Veltins-Arena in the previous season. He is getting ready to compete for the Netherlands in the U21 European Championships this summer, giving prospective employers a chance to learn more about him.
Over the course of his time in Merseyside, the defender has only played four senior matches for Liverpool. He transferred to Klopp’s team from PEC Zwolle of the Netherlands in 2019 for €1.9 million.
Klopp established himself at MEWA Stadium, so it’s interesting that Mainz is interested in him. Prior to taking the helm at Borussia Dortmund, the German strategist led Karnevalsverein from 2001 to 2008. Last month, Van der Berg was questioned about the rumors surrounding his future. According to him, WAZ in Germany.
“There have already been preliminary discussions about staying at Schalke with those in charge. But we must wait. Where I’ll play in the upcoming season won’t be decided until that point [following the U21 European Championships]. Over the previous three years, it was similar. “.
Virgil van Dijk, Ibrahima Konate, and Joe Gomez are just a few of the defenders Liverpool currently has available, and they are all vying for a starting position. According to reports, the Reds have been closely monitoring Levi Colwill’s situation at Chelsea.
According to a report from Italian broadcaster Sportitalia (via Inside Futbol), Liverpool is interested in signing Juventus’ Chiesa. This indicates that they may be looking to add a new winger to their squad. Newcastle United shares the Reds’ interest in the 25-year-old.
In 33 games across competitions this season, the Italian attacker scored four goals and provided six assists. Chiesa is attracting interest from all over Europe, and he might be on the verge of leaving the Allianz Stadium.
The Old Lady finished seventh and didn’t make it into the Champions League because they were docked 10 points in the final weeks of the season. This summer, Klopp appears to want to upgrade nearly every aspect of his team.
Alexis Mac Allister was already recruited by the Anfield manager from Brighton and Hove Albion to the Merseyside giants. Chiesa is valued at €50 million on Transfermarkt and has two years left on his Juve contract.