The Dutch centre-back headed to Preston on loan until the end of the season in February as part of the deal that saw Ben Davies become a Red.
As the second tier season came to its conclusion last weekend with Preston finishing outside the playoffs, Van Den Berg has this week spoken to the Liverpool Echo, as cited by LFC Transfer Room on Twitter, about his future on Merseyside.
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When I joined (Liverpool), it was a big, big step for me! I came from Holland when I was only 17. It was a really big step but I’ve really enjoyed every moment I’ve been here. I’m still 19 so there is really no rush for me. My dream is to be able to play for Liverpool. I signed for five years when I came. I will have three years left in the summer. There is plenty of time for me. It’s my dream to play for Liverpool. That is all I think about in the long term, there is nothing else I think about.
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Having emerged as a fledgeling teenager with PEC Zwolle, Liverpool paid £1.71m (Transfermarkt) to land the 6’2 defender.
Clearly talented, the Dutch teenager could be best served heading out on another loan move next season in order to gain yet more senior experience.
As for harbouring ambitions of making it big for the Reds – just learn from compatriot Virgil van Dijk and he won’t go far wrong.