22-year-old Liverpool misfit suddenly has Champions League move on the table

Liverpool misfit Sepp van den Berg suddenly has a Champions League prospect - if the Reds green-light the move.

Eindhovens Dagblad reports that Sepp van den Berg now has PSV Eindhoven chasing him. The Dutchman is at the centre of a true transfer battle this summer.

Van den Berg has made no secret whatsoever of his desire to leave Liverpool. He's publicly talked about the Reds holding his career hostage with their asking prices and lack of desire to sell.

It's coming to a head this summer. The interest in Van den Berg is certainly there, though, with PSV the latest club to show interest after his fine performances for Mainz 05 last season.

But there's a hang-up, of course. PSV can't afford Liverpool's asking price of around £20m. They'd need the Reds to lower that in order to make a move.

And that depends on how the next few weeks go. Van den Berg may get his wish - or may see his frustrations proven correct.

Van den Berg's summer

PSV cruised to the Eredivisie title last season and will compete in the revamped Champions League in 2024/25. It would be a fantastic move for Van den Berg - there's little doubt about that.

But maybe there's an even better outcome for him. Liverpool will use the 22-year-old in pre-season and he has a very good chance of impressing Arne Slot and earning a place in the Reds' squad.

That, surely, is his preferred outcome: regular football with Liverpool.

Anything short of that, though, and Van den Berg will be clamouring for a transfer. PSV might offer him the best alternative Liverpool would need to drop the price that the player already believes is too high.

This story has a ways to go, then. There a few possible outcomes and unfortunately for Van den Berg, he'll need to wait to find out his future.

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