Sepp van den Berg reveals the key role Van Dijk and former Red Lallana played in helping him settle in at Liverpool


Sepp van den Berg has shared that both Adam Lallana and Virgil van Dijk have worked hard to help him adjust to his new environment after transferring Zwolle to Liverpool.

The highly-rated defender has arrived in England with much fanfare, although has yet to demonstrate his ability to land a regular spot in the starting XI.

“It is so difficult. Especially loneliness. But what do you want?” young Dutch man speaking to De Stentor (via Sports Witness).

“In Zwolle, I have everything and everyone around me. My parents, my brother, my sister, my girlfriend, my friends, school, football. And suddenly I was alone in a house, far away,”

“Contact [he missed the most]. I can Facetime, like I played a lot on PlayStation, with my brother and friends. But that is different from meeting physically.

“Of course, I was well received at the club. For example, Virgil van Dijk quickly asked if I was sitting next to him in the dressing room. And Adam Lallana helped me choose clothes.

“But to chill with people outside of football, or to talk like an unknown boy to world stars like Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mané, you don’t do it so easily. That also makes it difficult.”

However, at the age of 20, the player certainly does not have time to impress the club’s coaching staff.

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If the centre-back continues to impress like he has at Preston North End, earning a regular start in the back line of the Championship-based outfit, he certainly puts himself in a good position to stay. back in the eyes of Jurgen Klopp, Pep Lijnders and co.

With us boasting promising young talent like summer signings Ibrahima Konate (22) and Joe Gomez (24), there is reason to be optimistic when it comes to the futures of the four defenders. ours after Virgil van Dijk’s tenure.

Whether Van den Berg can meet the challenge posed by his compatriot’s Liverpool legacy is another thing entirely, although the star still has time to prove he can live up to his words. advertising around the original Merseyside move.

Knowing that he can not only rely on the coaches at Anfield but also senior members of the team can only help in that respect.

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Jake Nichol

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