Liverpool fans should be watching Sepp van den Berg in action for Schalke against Borussia Dortmund tomorrow.
The Reds are in the unique situation of not having a game to look forward to this weekend. As matches across England and the rest of Europe continue though, Liverpool supporters will have to find something else to watch.
They should look no further than Saturday’s Reveriderby at Dortmund’s Signal Iduna Park.
As one of the Bundesliga’s most intense rivalries, the game would usually be worth watching anyway. But as van den Berg looks set to start for Schalke, there’s only one ticket in town for Liverpool fans.
van den Berg starts off well in Germany
At one stage of the summer, it had looked as though Sepp van den Berg was set to stay at Liverpool. Following an impressive 18 months at Preston, he appeared ready for some level of first team involvement.
In the end though, he left for Schalke in a somewhat surprising move. Although there had potentially been some worry that he may not be a starter in Gelsenkirchen, he has so far allayed those fears.
The 20-year-old has played the full 90 minutes in both his new team’s games since his signing. That’s a really encouraging start for Sepp and suggests he’s in-line to be on the team sheet tomorrow, too.
A start against Dortmund would undoubtedly be the biggest game of his young career to date. Schalke will be desperate to show their neighbours what they’re all about after a year in the Bundesliga 2.
For van den Berg to be involved would be a feather in the Liverpool man’s cap and another step forward.
Reds fans haven’t seen an awful lot of him over the last two years. But he was called ‘fantastic’ by then Preston boss Alex Neil via Lancs Live and looks to have improved immeasurably.
If Liverpool fans want to see a little more of their man in a big game, tomorrow would seem like a good chance to do it.
Oh, and there’s also another chance to see reported Reds transfer target Jude Bellingham in action, too. What more could you want on a Saturday afternoon? Well, apart from an actual Liverpool game of course.
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