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SportSepp van den Berg to miss Tranmere friendly

18:55  11 july  2019
18:55  11 july  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Liverpool snap up Dutch defender Van den Berg

Liverpool snap up Dutch defender Van den Berg Netherlands youth international Sepp van dan Berg will swap the Eredivisie for Anfield when he officially joins Liverpool in July.

Sepp van den Berg will not make his Liverpool debut in this evening's pre-season friendly with Tranmere Rovers. The 17-year-old, who completed a transfer from PEC Zwolle earlier this month, is pending FIFA clearance and, therefore, is ineligible to figure at Prenton Park.

Liverpool will be without Sepp van den Berg against Tranmere . July 11, 2019. Liverpool’s official website has confirmed that Sepp van den Berg will miss their first pre-season friendly of the summer as he hasn’t received clearance from FIFA yet.

Sepp van den Berg to miss Tranmere friendly © Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport Liverpool FC v Chelsea FC - Premier League

New Liverpool signing Sepp van den Berg will miss the Reds’ first pre-season game against Tranmere Rovers, the club’s official website have confirmed.

The defender is ineligible to take part on Thursday evening after failing to gain FIFA clearance.

The 17-year-old recently completed his transfer from PEC Zwolle, but FIFA rules stipulate that the player is unable to play until he has been granted clearance to do so.

Jurgen Klopp snapped up the highly-rated young centre-back last month for a fee of £1.3 million, and his experience at first-team level could help smooth his pathway into Liverpool’s squad for the next season.

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Sepp van den Berg (born 20 December 2001) is a Dutch professional footballer who plays as centre-back for English Premier League club Liverpool. After successfully progressing through the Zwolle youth ranks since 2012, Van den Berg made his first team debut on 11 March 2018

Sepp van den Berg has detailed why he believes Liverpool is the ideal club to help him realise his potential and grow Liverpool agree deal to sign Sepp van den Berg . The centre-back understands he has much more to learn, but Sepp van den Berg to miss friendly with Tranmere . MORE NEWS.

Sepp van den Berg to miss Tranmere friendly © Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport Jan Kruger/Getty Images Sport

The Dutch defender made 22 appearances last term, with 15 of those coming in the Eredivisie, and he has reportedly already made a good impression on his new manager.

Klopp’s policy of recruiting cheap young prospects this summer could well see van den Berg link up with former Fulham scholar Harvey Elliott, who recently rejected a new contract at Craven Cottage and looks likely to make the move to Merseyside.

Elliott became the youngest ever Premier League debutant when Scott Parker brought him on against Wolves at the age of just 16 years and 30 days.

The hotly-tipped English midfielder made his professional debut in the Carabao Cup when he was just 15 years old, and this has unsurprisingly caught the attention of Liverpool who look likely to fend off interest from a host of other European heavyweights to secure his services.

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