Liverpool Under-23 manager Barry Lewtas has raved about Sepp van den Berg on the club’s official website.
Lewtas has been impressed by how Van den Berg has been playing for his team in recent games, and believes that Liverpool fans will know just how good the teenager is if they watch him in action.
The 18-year-old is a central defender by trade, but the teenager can also operate as a right-back.
The Netherlands Under-19 international joined Liverpool from PEC Zwolle in the summer transfer window.
Lewtas told Liverpool’s official website about Van den Berg: “Sepp has been excellent. He has really added to our game in terms of his intensity, his commitment to improve personally and I’ve also been really impressed with how he has been around the lads, the way he has approached the training.
“So, he has been a massive plus. When people watch the games, they will see what he has added to us and I thought Sepp and Rhys played well at Brighton. I’ve been really pleased with Sepp’s attitude and the way he has kind of approached the challenge of the U23s.
“Sepp is still only 18 and although he is young in age he has got more experience than others. We forget sometimes how young Sepp is.”
One for the future
With Virgil van Dijk injured, Van den Berg could well get his chance for the Liverpool first team if he continues to progress and develop at the Under-23 level.
Of course, no one should realistically expect the Dutch youngster to replace his compatriot Van Dijk straightaway, but given his potential and talent, he could be a big player for the Reds in the coming years.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has given chances to young players during his time at Anfield, such as Rhys Williams and Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Van den Berg could get his on a regular interval, if not this season, then in the coming years.
As reported by Sky Sports, the teenager played in the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup last season and was part of the Liverpool squad for the Club World Cup.