Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has only made one summer signing so far this off-season but that hasn’t stopped some Liverpool supporters from gaining serious excitement ahead of the new Premier League campaign – as they look to go one better and beat Manchester City to the title this time around.
Sepp van den Berg is the new centre-back around town having joined from PEC Zwolle for a fee of just £1.3m. He’s only 17-years-old but it is expected that he will play some part amongst the first-team with pre-season the ideal scenario to test exactly that.
His appearance on the club’s Twitter feed over the weekend has left some fans expressing their delight at the young star – suggesting he’s already better than their current backup, Dejan Lovren. Van den Berg only met his new teammates for the first time on Saturday and said: “I feel great. I already feel really at home here and that’s a big thing for me. I am just looking forward; I am going to train hard and hopefully I will play some minutes here.”
Van den Berg made 16 appearances in Holland’s top-flight last season and was named on the bench 14 times without featuring. The starlet has also picked up six international caps for Holland’s under-19 side after making his debut in September 2018.
You can read some of the reaction from Liverpool supporters below as their new summer signing links up for pre-season training:
Already better than lovren
— Abdullah Als (@Abdulla20972558) July 7, 2019
Virgil Van den berg
— ???????? ➐ (@Joussiba) July 7, 2019
Next big thing!????
— Aaron???????????????????????????? (@Aaron_NCAFC) July 7, 2019
Everyone has ” van ” in his name just know already he’s a good player that’s it ????????
— ???? (@bremo_kop) July 7, 2019
I reckon he’s going to contribute more to the team before the end of the season than expected.
— Wale LIVERPOOL UCL*6 (@Walexy11) July 7, 2019
I saw him on Youtube , he is fast despite his height , i am impressed .
— Red Dynasty (@YNWA_Sgp) July 7, 2019
So excited to see the kid!!!! #LFC
— Don Mills (@iamdonmills) July 7, 2019
Only 17 wow. If he and hoever develop over the next 18 months the way they potentially can then we have saved millions in transfer fees.
— ADAM ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@RomeoLFC) July 7, 2019