Players - Sepp van den Berg

Sepp van den Berg
Birthdate: 20 December 2001
Birthplace: Zwolle, Netherlands
Other clubs: PEC Zwolle (2012-18), Preston North End (loan, 2021)
Bought from: PEC Zwolle
Signed for LFC: £4.4m, 01.07.2019
Liverpool debut: 25.09.2019
Last appearance: 04.02.2020
Win ratio: 75% W:3 D:0 L:1
Honours: FIFA Club World Cup 2019
League games / goals / assists: 0 / 0 / 0
Total games / goals / assists: 4 / 0 / 0

Player Profile

Liverpool’s first signing of the 2019 summer transfer window was ginger-haired 17-year-old central defender Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle for a fee which could rise to £4.4million depending on various clauses being met. The Dutchman had also been a target for Ajax, Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven, Van den Berg made 22 Eredivisie appearances for Zwolle in the 2018/19 season. He made his first-team debut for Liverpool as a late substitute in the 2-0 win at MK Dons in the third round of the Carabao Cup. He played the full ninety minutes of the next two rounds against Arsenal and Aston Villa, as well as against Shrewsbury in an FA Cup replay.

In 2020/21 van den Berg failed to build on the previous season and saw Nat Phillips and Rhy Williams move ahead of him. Despite Liverpool having injury problems in the centre back position he failed to make any matchday squads prior to the end of January, except for a League Cup tie at Lincoln. On 1st February he was loaned to Preston for the rest of the season, where he made sixteen appearances in central defence and as a right back.
Appearances per season
Season League FA LC Europe Other Total
Totals 0 1 3 0 0 4
2019-2020 0 1 3 0 0 4
2020-2021 0 0 0 0 0 0
A more detailed look at the player's appearances
Apps Minutes Opponent
1 90 Aston Villa
1 90 Arsenal
1 90 Shrewsbury Town
1 0 MK Dons
Total Started/substitutions
3 Started
2 On the bench
1 Substitute
0 Substituted
Total Venue
2 Away
2 Home
Total Competition
3 League Cup
1 FA Cup
Total Manager
4 Jürgen Klopp
Milestone Appearances
# Date Against Stadium Competition
1 25.09.2019 MK Dons Stadium MK League Cup
Other Clubs
Club Season Club rank League apps League goals Total apps Total goals
PEC Zwolle 2017-2018 Netherlands 1 6 0 6 0
PEC Zwolle 2018-2019 Netherlands 1 15 0 16 0
Preston North End 2020-2021 Championship 16 0 16 0
Total 37 0 38 0