The Clarets are set to battle with Premier League outfit AFC Bournemouth and also Swiss side Basel for the Dutchman’s services, with Jurgen Klopp allowing the versatile 20-year-old to depart Anfield on loan again.
Van den Berg, who is naturally a centre-back but can also play at right-back and wing-back, has spent the last year-and-a-half on loan in the Championship at Burnley’s Lancashire rivals Preston North End.
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At the Lilywhites, Van den Berg played 61 times in the second tier, but PNE boss Ryan Lowe was resigned to him playing for a Premier League club or in a top European league next season.
However, he could make a swift return to the Championship with Burnley, who need to battle with other clubs for his signature.
Vincent Kompany is still on the look-out for a new central defender due to Nathan Collins’ departure to Wolves earlier this month, with a replacement still not brought in through the door.
Considering his performances for Preston North End, especially last season, it would be a shock to see Van den Berg in the Championship again.
The Dutchman looked destined for a Premier League loan or perhaps somewhere like the Eredivisie or Bundesliga, with Bournemouth’s interest making complete sense.
Despite Burnley being interested though, another young defender to add to the back-line might not be the right way to go.
The Clarets are really lacking experience in the middle of the defence right now and they could do with someone a bit older for the tougher matches that they have to grind out.
That is no disrespect to Van den Berg who is clearly a talent, but he’s very similar to what Vincent Kompany already has at his disposal.