Liverpool always have one eye on the future. The Reds are always planning for how to get the best out of their young prospects. Reports have been flying around about one of our brightest academy defenders heading out on a temporary move this season. Liverpool loaning Sepp van den Berg to Blackburn Rovers would be a risk but it could benefit the player greatly.
Sepp van den Berg wonderkid
Liverpool signed Sepp van den Berg in 2019.
The Dutchman was one of only two outfield arrivals in the summer that the Reds won the Champions League.
Adrian and Andy Lonergan arrived as backup goalkeepers whilst Sepp and Harvey Elliott bolstered the academy ranks.
Since then we’ve seen the centre back in the cups but he’s spent most of his time in the Reds’ U23 side.
Van Den Berg loan to Blackburn
Rhys Williams and Nat Phillips have stepped into the first team this season due to the centre back crisis.
The Reds have had to rummage around in the squad and the thinking is that Williams and Phillips were given the call up due to their loan spells last season.
As a result the club are now looking at giving their Dutch prospect some experience of his own.
Goal have claimed that Sepp van den Berg could head to Blackburn Rovers on loan.
The Dutchman has allegedly held talks with three different clubs but the Championship side are also thought to be interested in the defender.
Blackburn loan is high risk high reward
Sending Sepp out to the continent could be a smart move.
It would give him a better chance of playing given the standard of play in the German second tier and Swiss Super League.
The Dutchman joining Blackburn would mean gametime could be harder to come by, however, should he prove himself worthy of a starting berth then the benefits are huge.
Experience in the Championship could prove formative for the youngster.
He needs to develop the physical side of his play and he needs to get to grips with the demands of the English game.
Sure, he may struggle for minutes and it could be a wasted spell. If he proves himself then the loan move could be the making of him.
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