Liverpool’s brand new signing, Sepp van den Berg, has highlighted the Reds’ return to the elite with his comments.
The 17-year-old, who signed for £1.3m from PEC Zwolle, talked about his targets.
“Longer-term, I hope I can play as much as possible here for the club,” he said, per the Echo. “Short-term, [my target is] to be with the first team, develop myself, grow into the team and see how it goes.”
One particular comment stood out, though.
“Long-term, I really want to be a legend here,” he said.
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And that should be music to the ears of all Liverpool fans. Van den Berg, with all his talent and his career ahead of him, dreams of legendary status at Anfield.
No ‘becoming the best I can be’, not even of winning trophies; the teenager wants a long career with the Reds and sees that as a truly special goal.
And that’s how Van den Berg has shown off Liverpool’s return to the elite. The teenager had his pick of other top clubs – Bayern Munich reportedly tried to grab him as he had his medical. Ajax supposedly wanted him, too.
But instead, he’s jumped at the chance to join Liverpool and dreams of making a mark on the club.
Liverpool have seen players move elsewhere over the last decade after ‘outgrowing’ Anfield. But the fact that a highly-rated teenager can join over other European giants and proclaim he wants to be a legend, shows how far the club has come in recent years.