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EPL: Jurgen Klopp to sell this defender amidst injury crisis

Timothy Aiyeku

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Premier League title holders Liverpool might be hit with some defensive crisis as a number of defenders are currently out with injury but that will not stop manager Jurgen Klopp from doing away with young defender Sepp van den Berg, according to feelers.

The Reds boss hinted that the future of Sepp van den Berg is in doubt by refusing to mention him in his interview before the West Ham United clash.

The 18-year-old has not enjoyed first-team appearances with the Merseyside outfit since he joined from Eredivisie outfit PEC Zwolle in the summer of 2019. He dumped interests from the likes of Ajax, Bayern Munch, and PSV Eindhoven to make a move to Anfield.

Sepp van den Berg has had just four appearances for Liverpool’s first team in his 16-month stay at the club and has had most of his appearances with the U-23 team. Now that there are injury situations with the defenders, he was not mentioned by the former Borussia Dortmund boss for a role in the team.

Liverpool have Rhys Williams, Billy Koumetino, Nathaniel Philips, and Sepp van den Berg as the youngsters that can fill in the role as central defenders but the German boss only made mention of Rhys Williams to be called out.

This development gives a header that Sepp van den Berg does not have a future at Anfield and that could mean his end at the club against the initial plan for him to build a future with Liverpool.

Liverpool are now without Virgil Van Dijk who is out of the season with a knee injury while Fabinho and Joel Matip are also battling with fitness.

The Reds are now in search of new defenders as they are linked with the signature of Dayot Upamecano, Kalidou Koulibaly, Ben White ahead of the January winter transfer window.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.