Liverpool have developed a taste for signing players newly relegated players in recent seasons, snatching both Andy Robertson and Gini Wijnaldum shortly after they faced the drop.

Swiss forward Xherdan Shaqiri was also signed from a Stoke City side that had finished inside the Premier League drop zone, adding to the Reds’ penchant for bargain buys other sides may turn their noses up at.

Jurgen Klopp could repeat the trick this summer and sign Sheffield United central midfielder Sander Berge as reported interest circulated early this year.

Now a fresh claim from Milan Posts on Twitter citing Sky Sports has emerged suggesting the 24-cap Norwegian international’s release clause has been dramatically lowered from £40million to £12million on the back of relegation to the Championship.

This season was somewhat of a write off for the 23-year-old – missing 21 games due to undergoing surgery on a torn hamstring.

Signed in January 2020 from Club Brugge for a club-record £22million fee (BBC), Berge averaged 6.90 with Sofascore in 14 Premier League outings at the back of 2019/20.

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Liverpool will need at least one central midfielder signing this summer in order to replace the seemingly outgoing Wijnaldum.

The Dutchman looks set to leave for free at the end of the season and Klopp is a known fan of Berge – putting the likelihood of this deal into focus.

At the mooted £12million price tag this certainly looks to be a no brainer if assurances can be made over a sketchy injury record.

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