New Liverpool FC signing sends message to Jurgen Klopp
Sepp van den Berg admits Jurgen Klopp was a factor in his decision to move to Liverpool FC
Sepp van den Berg has admitted the chance to work with Jurgen Klopp was a big factor in his decision to move to Liverpool FC this summer.
The Reds completed a deal to sign the 17-year-old on Thursday morning after the centre-half successfully passed a medical at Melwood training ground.
Van den Berg becomes the first signing of the summer transfer window at Liverpool FC after the Reds reportedly saw off competition from Bayern Munich, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven for the PEC Zwolle starlet.
The Netherlands Under-19 international made 15 appearances in the Dutch top-flight last term to get some key first-team experience under his belt ahead of his move to Liverpool FC.
Van den Berg becomes the fourth Dutch player in the Liverpool FC squad alongside PFA player of the year Virgil van Dijk, Champions League semi-final hero Georginio Wijnaldum and promising full-back Ki-Jana Hoever.
Speaking to Liverpool FC’s website about his decision to move to Liverpool FC, Van den Berg opened up about his decision to move to the 18-time English champions.
“I’ve seen what kind of players from the Academy have grown into the first team,” he said.
“It is unbelievable, especially when this kind of big club does that.
“Of course, the trainer [Klopp] is a great guy and one of the reasons they are successful – and also one of the reasons I came here.”
Liverpool FC won the Champions League title for a sixth time earlier this month thanks to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi sealed a comfortable victory in the Spanish capital.