Liverpool have a number of exciting talents in the academy. There are plenty of youngsters worth keeping an eye on with recent years of youth recruitment paying dividends. Liverpool loanee Sepp van den Berg has become undroppable at Preston North End and he’s showcased a quality which Jürgen Klopp will love.
Sepp van den Berg record breaker
The summer of 2019 was a strange one for Kopites.
Liverpool had just won their sixth European Cup and many expected the win to be followed up by a spending spree.
Instead the club only brought two outfield players in, both youth stars.
Harvey Elliott arrived from Fulham and Sepp van den Berg joined from PEC Zwolle.
Prior to joining the Reds, Van den Berg had broken the record for the youngest player to make 10 appearances in the Dutch top flight.
Sepp van den Berg loan to Preston North End
This February was an odd one for Liverpool.
The Reds were uncharacteristically busy on deadline day.
Jürgen Klopp brought Ben Davies in from the Championship, Sepp van den Berg went the other way joining Preston North End on loan.
The Dutchman has become immediately undroppable for the second tier side.
The 19-year-old has made seven starts and one sub appearance since making the switch in February, earning an impressive WhoScored rating of 6.83.
Key quality shown
The loan spell has been a big success for the youngster so far.
Sepp van den Berg has been deployed at right back for his loan club, showcasing a versatility which Jürgen Klopp will love.
The boss likes to worth with a small squad, a preference which requires players to be capable in a number of positions.
If Van den Berg wants a future at Anfield being able to play across the back line will help his case.