By Wayne Veysey

13th Jan, 2021 | 6:45am

Sources: German club in talks to sign Van den Berg

A German club is in talks to sign Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg as they look to tie up a deal by Friday, Football Insider understands.

The centre-back, 19, has been given the green light by the Merseysiders to go on loan this month and get regular senior football.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider there is strong interest in van den Berg from English EFL as well as European clubs and a move is close to being finalised.

Talks are at an advanced stage, with sides from the Bundesliga second tier, Belgian first division and Swiss top tier leading the race.

It is expected a deal will be agreed soon, and the source explained it could be finalised by Friday.

Liverpool are keen for van den Berg to get first-team experience after overlooking him this season despite their chronic injury problems at centre-back.

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The teenager, who moved to Anfield from PEC Zwolle in June 2019 for around £1.3million, has not added to the four first-team appearances he made last season.

Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips, who were both loaned out last season, are both ahead of the Holland Under-19 international in the pecking order and have been regular members of Jurgen Klopp’s squad this term.

Van den Berg has been with the Under-23s this season and played seven times in Premier League 2.

The youngster has previous top-flight experience after accumulating 23 Eredivisie appearances at former club Zwolle.

In other news, Liverpool may be poised to seal “huge coup” after Fabrizio Romano’s transfer update.