By Wayne Veysey

1st Feb, 2021 | 10:12am

Sources: Van den Berg undergoes Preston medical amid Liverpool-Davies update

Sepp van den Berg is undergoing a medical at Preston North End now after agreeing a loan move from Liverpool, Football Insider understands.

The 19-year-old is heading to Deepdale as part of a £2million deal which will see Ben Davies move to Anfield on a permanent basis.

A Preston source has told Football Insider that Sepp van den Berg is having a medical at North End today ahead of completing a move.

This site exclusively broke the news at 4.24pm on Sunday (31st January) that Liverpool had made a blockbuster late move for Preston defender Ben Davies.

Sepp van den Berg, who has attracted interest from a number of sides in the Championship and Europe, will head in the opposite direction on loan.

Van den Berg has played exclusively for Liverpool’s Under-23s this season and has made nine appearances in Premier League 2, scoring once.

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He has made four senior appearances for the Reds in his career, having made his full debut in October 2019 – a penalty shoot-out victory over Arsenal in the EFL Cup.

The youngster has previous top-flight experience at his former club Zwolle, where he accumulated 23 Eredivisie appearances.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in dire need of a centre-half this month following injuries to Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Fabinho.

Ben Davies will provide much needed cover at an affordable price, the left-footed centre-back only had six months left to run on his contract at Deepdale.

In other news, Blackburn Rovers agree to sign Man City defender on loan.