It’s fair to say Liverpool youngsters have gone through a mixed season at their respective loan clubs. 

Recently, both Leighton Clarkson and Rhys Williams returned from spells in the Championship with Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City having failed to earn regular first-team action. 

However, one starlet who seems to be warming to the challenge is 20-year-old Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg. 

Despite making a slow start to life at Preston North End, Van Den Berg has certainly impressed supporters and ex-Reds on social media with his latest performance against promotion-chasing West Brom. 

Signed from PEC Zwolle for an initial £1.3million (BBC), the Holland Under 21 international made four senior outings for Jurgen Klopp’s side prior to a season-long loan switch. 

Since arriving at Deepdale, Van Den Berg has scored twice in 31 appearances across all competitions. 


Under contract until 2024 at Liverpool and having arrived with sky-high expectations, it’s unlikely the club would cut ties with the Dutchman altogether. 

Utilised as both a centre-back and at right-back this term, adding additional versatility to an already promising talent could make for an exciting prospect. 

With another young defender in Neco Williams seemingly manoeuvring for a Merseyside departure, continued performances such as this could see Van Den Berg thrust into a first-team role with the Reds. 

Can Sepp Van Den Berg Succeed At Liverpool?