With Liverpool set to head home after the conclusion of their week-long training camp in Austria, two players could be on the move in the coming days.
The Reds’ latest trip to Saalfelden is coming to an end, after a 1-0 friendly defeat to Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday night.
Despite a disappointing result, Jurgen Klopp insists his side have got exactly what they wanted out of the camp, with the players taking a big step closer to full fitness ahead of the upcoming campaign.
However, with the window not due to close until the start of September, Julian Ward is still working away on potential outgoings for players in need of more regular game time.
Defender Van den Berg, who has spent the last 18 months on loan in the Championship with Preston, is supposedly wanted by Bournemouth.
However, it seems Scott Parker’s side have now decided Van den Berg could be a better fit, and perhaps feel the Dutchman is a player who is potentially more suited to playing in the English top-flight.
Despite reports that a season-long loan deal is close, Van den Berg remained with the Liverpool squad until the end of the Austria camp, but the move could now accelerate when the Reds return home on Friday.
The same could be said for Morton, who looks to be on his way to Blackburn Rovers for 2022/23.
Last week, the Times‘ Paul Joyce and GOAL’s Neil Jones were among those to report that the midfielder was set to join Tony Mowbray’s side on loan, with Liverpool keen for the 19-year-old to gain more first-team experience.
However, after claims that a deal was all but done, Rich Sharpe, Blackburn reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph, since wrote that the move was on hold, with Liverpool keen for Morton to see out the trip to Austria.
He played 15 minutes in the second half against Salzburg, but with the team set to head home, there’s every chance Morton will complete his switch to Blackburn in the coming days.
Phillips is another who has been tipped to move on this summer, but with Van den Berg seemingly on his way out, it may be that Klopp decides to keep the 25-year-old at the club as a fifth-choice centre-back option for the new season.