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Report: Reds look to sign talented young Dutch defender

Liverpool are hoping to add to their Dutch contingent by signing young PEC Zwolle central defender Sepp van den Berg.

The 17 year-old Dutch youth international has been coveted by some of the top clubs in Europe including Bayern Munich and Ajax while Sampdoria had a €2.5million bid turned down in January.

The Liverpool Echo reports that if the Reds were able to land van den Berg, who played fifteen times for the 13th placed Eredivisie club in 2018/9, he would not be classed as purely an academy player despite his tender age.

Moreso, he will be put in a similar bracket to what Joe Gomez was when he joined from Charlton in 2015, where he was viewed as a first team option from day one.

 

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Certainly the quality of the defensive set-up has changed markedly from that period and if signed, van den Berg will have to wait for his opportunity as well as adjusting to a new league.

 

At 189 cm, he is a terrific height in terms of a central defender, and amongst his strengths are his sense of positioning, being able to read the game and his passing ability.

If they were able to get the signature of the highly rated youngster over the line,  it will be seen as another feather in the cap of the clubs' scouting department.


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Centre backs are harder to profile statistically and this is based on limited minutes but it's obvious what Edwards and the laptop nerds see in him:

 

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That would look pretty solid if you were talking about a 26-year old. From a 17-year old, it's ... *drools*

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On 25/06/2019 at 23:41, Lizzie Birdsworths Wrinkled Chopper said:

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Should have been the poster boy for the anti heroin use campaign in Scotland. 

 

Would LD have been far more successful than his managerial career. 

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On 26/06/2019 at 04:11, Lizzie Birdsworths Wrinkled Chopper said:

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Goodness Gracious me...I am not one to make fun of someone's looks but I wish I didn't see this. Now I am just gonna have nightmares.

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