Liverpool suffered a major blow last week with Fabinho's ankle ligament injury, but they battled through to a 2-1 home win over Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
The Reds will miss the Brazilian midfielder, who has been simply sensational in front of the Liverpool back four this season, and he will be out at least until January.
Jurgen Klopp must now find other solutions in midfield, which may mean Gini Wijnaldum or Jordan Henderson dropping back and room for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to start.
A new signing doesn't necessarily make sense in terms of filling in for Fabinho, given that he is expected to be back in January, when the transfer window opens.
However, with no other players like Fabinho in the squad, Klopp may be tempted into the transfer market for competition, ensuring Liverpool aren't left without a natural anchor man moving forward.
Given Klopp's nature for bedding in new signings slowly, this would seem like a move more for the future, but would still ensure that Liverpool are well-stocked in holding midfield.
Liverpool fans have been taking to Twitter to react to the rumours, with some suggesting that Berge would be a great signing for the future, feeling he is 'brilliant' and could be an 'unreal' addition even if he just sits behind Fabinho.
Others aren't so sure, feeling that Liverpool should be focusing on trying to bring Marko Grujic back from his loan spell at Hertha Berlin rather than splashing out for a new signing.
Yes am with that he is brilliant— Nasser Shamlawi (@NasserShamlawi) November 30, 2019
We should sign him for backup DMF— Jaaa (@alizadwikyr) November 30, 2019
Would love him but doubt it even if we buy in Jan he won’t be in side until feb or March— Wares_Marty? (@marty_wares) November 30, 2019
Brilliant young lad. With Klopps guidance he can flourish well— JD13 #Unbearable (@jude13jd) November 30, 2019
Yes please— Strafy (@Strafy1) November 30, 2019
Looks a decent player LFC should be all over him— Abayomi (@abayovic) November 30, 2019
You know I wouldn’t be surprised if we made a move for Sander Berge given Fabinho long term injury. JK usually doesn’t like Jan signings but this season maybe exception given what’s at stake. The interest is no secret.— LFC Views (@Mobyhaque1) December 1, 2019
Grujic would do just fine there... https://t.co/EqNUiMD8y0— A R C H I T E C T (@MukhtarJibril10) December 1, 2019
No need to sign Fabinho replacement... just bring Grujic back from his Loan deal in Jan 2020— nomad@XXX (@nomad56060053) November 30, 2019
Rather get Grujic back!!— Ed (@Ed11Ram) November 30, 2019
Recall grujic— Aaron (@Aar0n78) November 30, 2019
Just recall Grujic!!!— #ClimateChangeVolunteer (@ArimiyawuM) November 30, 2019
We have Grujic who’s a phone call away— J. Gatsby (@Z0Z0_MD) November 30, 2019
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