Liverpool leading the race to sign 21-year-old Norway international

Merseyside club were not at their best against Genk in the midweek Champions League contest, but they completed their objective, won the match at Anfield and are now on top of their group.

Goals from Netherlands international Wijnaldum and English midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were enough to earn the Merseyside club all three points vs the Belgian side.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was impressed by the performance of Genk star Sander Berge, and reports suggest that the German tactician is interested in signing Norway international.

After the match at Anfield, the former Borussia Dortmund boss praised Sander, who was delighted and said:

“It was a great moment. It is nice. You take it with a smart smile. It is nice that such a reputable trainer comes away and says something like that.”

Berge has already played over 100 matches for the Belgian giants. He featured for full 90 minutes against the European Champions, who won the away fixture 4-1 last month and home fixture 2-1 on Tuesday night.

The 21-year-old footballer is mainly a defensive midfielder, but Genk have also utilised him in the central midfield role when needed. In the current season, so far, he has netted two goals in 14 league games for the reigning champions, who are currently struggling in 8th position.

Norwegian midfielder made his debut for the senior international team back in March 2017 and so far, he has made 18 appearances. In the Euro 2020 qualification group, Norway are currently third in the table after eight fixtures, and the play breaker scored his first senior goal for the country against Malta two months back.