Back to the Watford Newsfeed

Liverpool keen to hang on to defender Sepp van der Berg amid interest from Championship clubs, as injuries to Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate leave the Reds vulnerable at the back

Liverpool want to hold on to defender Sepp van den Berg until later in the window despite a number of loan requests.

He has spent the last 18 months on loan with Preston North End, scoring once in 61 games.

Blackburn Rovers, Burnley, Sheffield United and Watford have all expressed an interest in the Dutch centre-back.

Liverpool are keen to hang on to Sepp van der Berg amid injury worries

Liverpool are now in need of defensive cover, though, after Joel Matip suffered a groin injury while Ibrahima Konate is nursing a knee injury.

There is a deepening injury crisis at Anfield, with the likes of Thiago and Diogo Jota also out injured.