Sepp van den Berg has so far failed to establish himself at Liverpool FC. Now the Dutch defensive talent could take his first steps in the Premier League after all.

Three years ago, Liverpool FC won the tug-of-war for Sepp van den Berg.

Various clubs from all over Europe had courted the Dutch youngster beforehand, but the Reds still won the bid. Coach Jürgen Klopp’s team paid around two million euros for the defensive jewel from PEC Zwolle.

“You don’t say no to a club like Liverpool,” the then 17-year-old van den Berg had explained his move. As the third youngest Eredivisie player in history, he harboured great ambitions: “My dream is a starting place at Liverpool and in the Dutch senior national team. I also hope to become even better than Virgil van Dijk.”

Three seasons later, however, the current U21 international is still miles away from the level of his compatriot. Van den Berg has only played four competitive games for Liverpool FC. Otherwise he had to play for the U23s.

Liverpool talent to be loaned out

Furthermore, the centre-back has never played in the Premier League – but that could change now.

According to English media reports, the 20-year-old will join promoted Bournemouth on loan. The team from the south coast finished second in the Championship last season.

It was in that division that van den Berg was most recently active. More precisely, the young Dutchman played for Preston North End for the last 18 months. There, van den Berg immediately established himself as a regular and made a total of 66 appearances, in which he scored two goals.

Van den Berg is expected to continue this positive development and complete the next step in his career with another loan. At the same time, he could move closer to his goal of making the jump into the Liverpool FC squad.

Van den Berg a regular for Liverpool in the future?

Another loan deal also proves that the Reds have not given up on him yet. After all, the club’s scouts had not rated van den Berg as a top talent for no reason in the past.

At the age of 16 years, two months and 22 days, the talent had already made his first appearance for the professional team of Zwolle. A few months later, he was invited to join the Oranje U19 national team.

Van den Berg a regular for Liverpool in the future?

Another loan deal also proves that the Reds have not given up on him yet. After all, the club’s scouts had not rated van den Berg as a top talent for no reason in the past.

At the age of 16 years, two months and 22 days, the talent had already made his first appearance for the professional team of Zwolle. A few months later, he was invited to join the Oranje U19 national team.