Sepp van den Berg does not regret his transfer to Liverpool. The young defender left PEC Zwolle two years ago to try his luck at Anfield.
So far, the 19-year-old Zwollenaar only got into action in cup matches for Liverpool, which rented him to Preston North End in the Championship this winter. “But I didnt expect me to play at Liverpool,” says Van den Berg to De Stentor. “Remember, I was only 17 when I went that way. From Zwolle to Liverpool is a very big step.”
The defender has no regret. “I could stay in the Netherlands, but who says theyll knock again? And say no to a club like Liverpool. Thats just really hard. But Im glad I did. You just develop very quickly when you train with such players. And physically, youre getting stronger. In that I have made really big steps.”
At Preston, the number eleven of the Championship, he now has to make more minutes. “Although not the highest level in England, it really is not so much less than the Premier League. I really dont underestimate that competition either. Take the number of clubs alone: 24, which means you play three duels almost every week. And physically its really hard.”