Liverpool 20-year-old fully intends to be better than 'best in the world' teammate
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Sepp van den Berg intends to be better than 'best in the world' teammate

Liverpool have a bright talent in Sepp van den Berg and he’s reaching for the stars. He wants to be even better than a world-class teammate.

Sepp van den Berg is enjoying a really impressive season on loan with Preston North End. The 20-year-old spent the second half of the last campaign there before joining them again this time around.

And we’re really enjoying what he’s doing. Van den Berg is the standout Liverpool loanee right now, showing that he’s got enough talent to make it to the top.

What’s extra impressive about Van den Berg right now is that he’s playing multiple positions. Here’s a kid that we know as a centre-back who can drift out to play right-back, too. But Preston have added another string to his bow – right-midfield or wingback.

That makes Van den Berg a very valuable player. Even just as a squad option, Liverpool could use that kind of versatility.

But perhaps he can be even more. After all, the talent is clearly there as he continues to shine as a senior player in the Championship. How far can Van den Berg go, then? Well, he’s certainly aiming for the top.

Sepp Van den Berg wants to be a Liverpool star

“My dream is a starting place at Liverpool and the Netherlands’ senior team,” Van den Berg told De Stentor. “I also hope to become even better than Virgil van Dijk.

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“I know: with that, I set the bar high. But I think you should always dream and think big.”

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Van den Berg certainly dreams big – Liverpool regard Van Dijk as being the best centre-back in the world. The 20-year-old couldn’t really set that bar any higher than with comparisons to his compatriot.

Will he ever get there? Van den Berg makes it clear that he knows how extravagant his aim is – but you’re never going to get there without that. Certainly, we’re wishing him all the luck in the world with that.

Liverpool clearly have a special talent here but Van Dijk good? We’ll cross our fingers without any expectation.

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