Liverpool are always planning for the future and we can see this in how many promising youngsters have been signed for the academy. Some of our brightest talents are currently out on loan in the second tier. According to The Athletic, Liverpool hope Sepp van den Berg can emulate the path Joe Gomez took into the first team.
Sepp van den Berg wonderkid
The summer of 2019 was an exciting one for Liverpool fans.
The Reds had just won the Champions League in Madrid and fans were expected the club to move in the market in order to build a dynasty.
Instead, the club bought just two outfield players and they were both youth stars.
Liverpool signed Harvey Elliott from Fulham and Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle.
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The Dutchman arrived as a record breaking teenager having become the youngest player to reach 10 appearances in the Dutch top flight.
Since signing for the Reds he’s made sporadic first team appearances and has impressed on occasion.
Sepp van den Berg and Joe Gomez example
In February Liverpool signed Ben Davies from Preston North End.
As part of the deal the Reds sent their young Dutch centre back to the Championship side on loan.
The youngster has been deployed as a right back by the Lilywhites and to great effect.
He has impressed for the second tier side in his adjusted role, The Athletic has reported that Liverpool are thrilled with his progress.
The outlet has said that the club are hoping that Sepp van den Berg can mirror Joe Gomez in his route into the first team.
The Englishman began his Liverpool career at full back before eventually moving into the middle of the defence.
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This could be the move for the Reds.
This tactic would also be particularly effective should Jürgen Klopp look to move Trent Alexander-Arnold into midfield as expected.
Fingers crossed we see more of Sepp van den Berg in the years to come.