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      Sepp van den Berg Player Thread

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      Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Jun 27, 2019 11:00:13 am

      Liverpool have agreed a deal with PEC Zwolle for the transfer of Sepp van den Berg, which will be completed in July subject to international clearance.

      The 17-year-old defender has finalised terms on a long-term contract with the Reds after an agreement was reached with the Eredivisie club.

      Van den Berg told Liverpoolfc.com: “It’s just an amazing feeling.

      “It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.

      “I’ve seen what kind of players from the Academy grew into the first team here. It is unbelievable, especially when this kind of big club does that.

      “Of course, the trainer [Jürgen Klopp] is a great guy and one of the reasons they are successful – and also one of the reasons I came here.

      “I think this is the best place for me to grow and hopefully play a lot of games here.”

      Van den Berg made 15 appearances in the Dutch top flight last season, helping Zwolle to a 13th place finish.

      He is also an international for the Netherlands at U19 level, winning four caps to date.

      Fee is initial £1.3M which could rise to £4.4M depending on first team appearances.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #1: Jun 27, 2019 11:48:46 am
      Good signing, apparently beat off interest from Bayern and Barfa (sorry, Barca).

      From what I’ve read he’s not a. Academy signing, they see him possibly going into the first team sooner than later (ala Gomez).
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      Reply #2: Jun 27, 2019 11:49:56 am
      Two words i thought i would never say: welcome sepp.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #3: Jun 27, 2019 12:22:25 pm
      Welcome kid. If you're half as good as the last Dutch CB we signed you're in the world's top 5 already ;)
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #4: Jun 27, 2019 12:23:12 pm
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      “It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it’s a dream come true. I am really excited.

      Enough said.

      Welcome to the club...
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #5: Jun 27, 2019 12:32:30 pm
      Van den Berg made 15 appearances in the Dutch top flight last season, helping Zwolle to a 13th place finish.

      Damn, that is actually quite impressive for a 17 year old. I wonder if we will see him play for the first team this season.
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      Reply #6: Jun 27, 2019 12:48:45 pm
      Damn, that is actually quite impressive for a 17 year old. I wonder if we will see him play for the first team this season.

      I’d put money on it if I were a gambling fella.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #7: Jun 27, 2019 02:55:17 pm
      I am excited to see this young lad play his first minutes for us in pre-season.

      All the talk around him sure got me hopefull that he'll develop into a good player for us but I'm excited to see and judge for myself.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #8: Jun 27, 2019 03:10:41 pm
      A good signing and better value for money than De Ligt
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      Reply #9: Jun 27, 2019 03:23:00 pm
      I’d put money on it if I were a gambling fella.

      Perhaps even becoming 4th choice if Lovren leaves...
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #10: Jun 27, 2019 03:31:51 pm
      Will he be in the first team squad in the preseason? Somewhere it said he starts with the Academy. Just wondering where he is seen in the depth chart vs. Hoever or Phillips.
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      Reply #11: Jun 27, 2019 10:50:11 pm
      Did any of the so called experts predict this signing,I am loving the way our club does it's transfer business.
                                                  Welcome to the best club in the world Sepp and I hope you have a long and successfull career here.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #12: Jun 27, 2019 11:36:11 pm
      It just makes so much sense for him to come here, best team in the world and the best defender, who is also Dutch, is here, it’s the perfect environment for him to grow.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #13: Jun 28, 2019 01:02:37 pm
      Good signing, apparently beat off interest from Bayern and Barfa (sorry, Barca).

      From what I’ve read he’s not a. Academy signing, they see him possibly going into the first team sooner than later (ala Gomez).

      Your sources?  :lmao:

      He is a 17 year old kid. We have four senior centre backs already ahead of him and doubt he is already ahead of Hoever at this stage or Phillips even.

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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #14: Jun 28, 2019 01:19:41 pm
      Your sources?  :lmao:

      He is a 17 year old kid. We have four senior centre backs already ahead of him and doubt he is already ahead of Hoever at this stage or Phillips even.

      Reported in several outlets, with a couple of direct quotes.
      Apparently, the club see him as being on a par, or slightly ahead of Gomez was when he arrived.

      Straight into first team training, but also part of the development squad.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #15: Jun 28, 2019 01:23:39 pm
      Media reporting that upon learning that we'd bid and were in talks with the kid, Bayern called Zwolle and Sepp himself to try and hijack the deal. Bodes well for him that he was so sought after, and good on him for making the right decision!

      15 odd first team appearances in a big European league at 17 is impressive, looking forward to watching his development.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #16: Jun 28, 2019 01:45:17 pm
      He will need Klopperising and then we will see how good he is but another player who could be here for 10 years or more we are building the future so well
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #17: Jun 28, 2019 01:48:07 pm
      https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/desperate-calls-at-the-medical-bayern-tried-to-stop-van-den-berg-liverpool-deal/view/news/339303

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      Bayern had tried to convince PEC Zwolle’s van den Berg of a change to the Säbener road. On Wednesday, officials for the Bavarian club had a series of increasingly desperate phone calls with the player’s management in an attempt to stop his transfer to Liverpool.
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #19: Jun 28, 2019 02:11:10 pm
      Your sources?  :lmao:

      He is a 17 year old kid. We have four senior centre backs already ahead of him and doubt he is already ahead of Hoever at this stage or Phillips even.



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      The Sepp van den Berg deal will be formally completed on July 1. Given his age, developing the player will be #LFC’s objective, but he hasn’t been signed for the Academy. He is highly regarded and is expected to progress to the first team quickly

      I highlighted the appropriate part for you, just in case you weren't able to pick it out. ;)
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #20: Jun 28, 2019 02:34:48 pm
      I think we should get revenge and unsettle Coman!
      FC Hollywood isn't used to competition so it would be magical to see them lose Coman while they're already short on wingers
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      Re: Sepp van den Berg Player Thread
      Reply #21: Jul 01, 2019 05:33:10 pm
      Welcome to the club. Work hard and you will earn your chance too.

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