Liverpool are reportedly keen to raid a fellow Premier League club to sign one of their midfielders. The Reds are said to want to sign Norwegian international player Sander Berge from Sheffield United. This is according to the publication from Goal which stated that Sheffield United player Sander Berge is on the radar of Liverpool. Sander Berge has not spent more than one year in the English top flight following his move from Genk in the Belgian league at the start of last season. Sheffield United paid £22m to sign Sander Berge in January 2020. He has not been able to contribute much to the Sheffield United cause this season. The Norwegian player has missed the majority of this season as a result of injury. Without Sander Berge, the Blades have struggled in the bottom three and are almost resigned to the fate of suffering relegation from the Premier League this season.
Premier League champions Liverpool have made it a habit of raiding relegated Premier League teams for their players and a repeat could happen this summer with Sander Berge. The Reds can sign Sander Berge for a relatively cheap transfer fee if Sheffield United eventually suffer relegation as expected. Relegated teams are always keen to sell their best players in the bid to raise cash ahead of their demotion to the English Championship. Liverpool have been very clever in snapping up players from these relegated teams in recent years. Liverpool signed Dutchman Georginio Wijnaldum from relegated Newcastle United in the summer of 2016 in a £23m deal and went on to sign Scottish international left-back Andy Robertson for just £8m from relegated Hull City in 2017 in what’s the bargain buy of the last decade in the Premier League. Liverpool also signed Swiss playmaker Xerdan Shaqiri from relegated Stoke City in the summer of 2018 in a £13m deal.