Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg reveals he's 'definitely open' to move away from Anfield this summer
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Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg admitted he's “definitely open” to a summer transfer.
The Reds have been tipped to be busy in the close season after a topsy-turvy season plagued by poor form and injuries.
However outgoings are also expected, and Van den Berg has admitted he is open to another move away from Anfield in the off-season.
The centre-back has been on loan at Schalke since the summer, yet things have not gone as planned in Germany.
Van den Berg tore an ankle ligament in October and then picked up a foot injury a month later that kept him out of action until the end of April. In turn, the 21-year-old has played 90 minutes for Schalke on just four occasions to date.
Nevertheless, according to Sports Witness the Bundesliga club are open to Van den Berg staying longer-term, while the player is also keen on extending his stay.
Van den Berg ‘open’ to Liverpool departure
Speaking after Schalke’s 3-2 win over Mainz on Friday, Van den Berg admitted he was “definitely open” to staying with the Königsblauen.
Speaking to WAZ, Van den Berg said: “I love football because of games like this.
“In the moments after the game and also after the converted penalty you saw so many happy people, it’s crazy, just unbelievable. That’s what football is all about - making the fans happy and creating such special emotions.
“In the two games against Bremen and Mainz alone I gained great experience. The Bundesliga is a great opportunity for me. If Schalke want to keep me, I’m definitely open to staying.”
“Schalke and I – that fits. It’s a way for me to stay here. But first, we’ll finish the season, then we’ll talk to each other.”