Liverpool youngster Sepp van den Berg is playing right wing for Preston
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Liverpool youngster Sepp van den Berg is playing right wing for Preston

Liverpool have been buying up some exciting talents in recent seasons. The Reds have brought in wonderkids from far and wide to help strengthen the academy and build the team of tomorrow. Some are out on loan getting valuable first team experience. It looks as though Sepp van den Berg is being used as a right winger by Preston North End.

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Wonderkid recruitment

In January the Reds added Kaide Gordon to the youth ranks, signing the 16-year-old from Derby County.

Last summer saw the arrivals of Mateusz Musialowski, Melkamu Frauendorf and Marcelo Pitaluga.

Shortly after the Reds won the European Cup we signed Harvey Elliott and Sepp van den Berg.

The Dutch centre back arrived having broken the record for being the youngest player to reach 10 appearances in the Dutch top flight, he was named in the Eredivisie Team of the Week at just 16-years-old.

Sepp van den Berg at Preston North End

The Dutchman spent the second half of last season out on loan.

Sepp van den Berg has returned to Preston North End for this season.

Last term he was deployed primarily as a right back in the Championship.

This season it looks as though his role has become a more advanced one.

Against Mansfield and Reading Sepp van den Berg was used as a right midfielder, if not an aggressively attacking right wing back at the very least.

Should Jürgen Klopp be delighted or angry?

The boss values versatility.

Jürgen Klopp likes players who can keep his squad small by playing in a variety of positions.

However, it is also important for players to gain first team experience in the role they will go on to play in future.

Therefore there is a debate to be had as to whether Klopp will be happy that Van den Berg is demonstrating his versatility or whether the boss will be annoyed that he isn’t getting valuable experience as a centre back in the Championship.

We’d rather see him deployed in the middle of the defence, though Jamie Carragher managed to adapt from right back into the centre during his career.

Fingers crossed the fact that he’s playing regularly is all that matters.

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