Liverpool have been in a defensive crisis this season. The Reds have lost all of their senior centre backs to the treatment table and have called upon midfielders and youngsters as a result. One teenager has failed to earn a call up to the senior squad and is instead being lined up for a temporary move. According to Goal, Sepp van den Berg could leave on loan in January.
Liverpool sign Sepp van den Berg
The summer of 2019 saw no arrivals to strengthen the first team.
Adrian was brought in as a backup keeper along with Andy Lonergan.
Meanwhile the Reds strengthened their youth ranks.
Harvey Elliott arrived from Fulham with a burgeoning reputation.
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Sepp van den Berg was signed from PEC Zwolle having recently broken the record for the youngest player to make 10 first team appearances in the Dutch top flight.
Since then the youngster has become a mainstay of the U23s defence whilst also making sporadic cup appearances for the first team.
Sepp van den Berg set for loan move
The 19-year-old hasn’t featured in the Reds’ first team this term despite the ongoing injury crisis.
Instead we’ve seen Rhys Williams promoted and Nat Phillips afforded opportunities.
According to Goal, the club see the aforementioned defenders’ loan spells as vital to their progress.
As a result talks are said to be underway in order to sort Sepp van den Berg a loan move in the January window.
The Dutchman has allegedly held talks with three clubs via video link.
The sides are reported to be a German second division outfit and a team each from the Belgian and Swiss top flights.
What RTK has to say
Sepp van den Berg getting a loan move is great news.
The youngster is obviously full of potential but he needs to be playing first team football in order to realise his enormous potential.
We should do what we did with Liam Millar: tie him down to another long contract and send him off to develop.
The teenager has a bright future, he just needs a bit more of an education.