Liverpool eye Genk midfielder Sander Berge as Fabinho cover

Liverpool have reportedly pinpointed Genk and Norway midfielder Sander Berge as a player who can provide cover for first-choice holding midfielder Fabinho.

The latter is not expected to return to action until the new year after suffering ankle ligament damage during a 1-1 draw with Napoli earlier this week.

Berge, on the other hand, has impressed with his performances against Liverpool in the Champions League this season and is one of the first names on the team-sheet for Norway.

According to The Mirror, Fabinho’s injury has prompted Liverpool to step up their efforts to sign Berge in January

Genk sporting director Dimitri De Conde recently confirmed that the Reds were keeping a close eye on the 21-year-old.

However, reports have suggested that both Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in making a bid for Berge, who is valued at £25m.