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00 - Sepp van den Berg

Indlæg af Filos of Isk » torsdag, 27. jun, 2019 11:35

https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/first- ... eal-agreed
iverpool have agreed a deal with PEC Zwolle for the transfer of Sepp van den Berg, which will be completed in July subject to international clearance.
Så er vi i gang, han er lidt til den unge side, men han har trods alt spillet voksenfodbold i Holland.

han skal jo nok tæskes igennem til træning i et halvt til et helt år før han skal gøre sig forhåbninger om at få førsteholdsbold hos os, men hvis vi er lidt heldigere med lodtrækningen til FA-Cuppen måske?

og ellers har vores U23 en stærk bagkæde med Lewis, Berg, Phillips og Hoever

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Re: 00 - Sepp van den Berg

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Re: 00 - Sepp van den Berg

Indlæg af Scherwin » torsdag, 27. jun, 2019 19:55

Åbenbart signing of the season.

vi skal ikke forvente der kommer nogle signings til førsteholdet i år.

kedeligt, hvordan forventer de at vi skal vinde 37 kampe næste år.
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Indlæg af Niels K » fredag, 28. jun, 2019 19:26

The record-breaking rise of Sepp van den Berg – Liverpool’s next Joe Gomez

Jack Lusby
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25 June 2019

Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Dutch centre-back Sepp van den Berg this summer, with the record-breaking teenager another shrewd acquisition.

Less than a month after joining first-team training for the first time, Ki-Jana Hoever became the Reds’ third-youngest debutant, coming off the bench in the FA Cup defeat to Wolves in January.

It capped an impressive surge through the ranks since his arrival from Ajax the previous summer, making his under-18s bow in September, then with the under-19s in October and onto the under-23s in November.

Back in Hoever’s native Netherlands, a year prior, Van den Berg had experienced a similar rise, but a less demanding environment provided him more of an opening.

At the beginning of 2018, the teenager was named PEC Zwolle’s Youth Player of the Month for December; in February, he signed a two-year professional contract with the Eredivisie side.

“A step-by-step plan has been drawn up together with Sepp,” Zwolle technical director Gerard Nijkamp explained.

“Part of this step-by-step plan is connecting the player to the club so that he can develop further here. The overarching goal is to train boys from our own football academy for the first team.”

A month later, a 16-year-old Van den Berg made his debut for the senior side, replacing Erik Bakker at half-time with Zwolle 1-0 down to FC Groningen in March, 2018.

Van den Berg looked to have grasped the pace of the game well, but was powerless to prevent Zwolle conceding a second goal through Ajdin Hrustic on the way to a 2-0 defeat, also picking up a yellow card for a foul in stoppage time.

Despite the loss, it was a milestone afternoon for the teenager, and the club’s “step-by-step plan” saw him start in five of the final seven games of the 2017/18 Eredivisie campaign.

This included a man-of-the-match performance in the 2-0 win over Sparta Rotterdam in only his third appearance, which also earned him a place in the Dutch top flight’s Team of the Week:

By September, Van den Berg had made history, as the youngest-ever player to play at least 10 games in the Eredivisie, breaking Clarence Seedorf’s record at 16 years and 256 days.

He remained a regular part of the Zwolle first team throughout 2018/19, making 15 more appearances in the league including 10 starts, though his opportunities dried up following the appointment of Jaap Stam in December.

Stam, one of the Premier League‘s greatest-ever centre-backs, preferred the pairing of Thomas Lam and Bram van Polen, but Van den Berg still kept a place on the substitutes’ bench.

At 17, the defender has already made 22 Eredivisie appearances, and it is therefore no wonder the likes of Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Ajax and PSV Eindhoven are interested.

Van den Berg began his youth career as a right winger, owing to his considerable pace, but later dropped into right-back and, eventually, across to centre-back.

His speed in the recovery is still a big part of his game, while his ability to read the play allows him to step out of defence and quell danger before it mounts.

Standing at 6’2″, he is also blessed with the frame of a leading centre-back, though given he won’t turn 18 until December, like Hoever he still has a lot of work to do in the gym.

Unsurprising due to his upbringing, Van den Berg is also comfortable in possession, and is able to push play forward with both long and short passes.

He registered Zwolle’s second-highest passing accuracy (270+ minutes) last season, at 88.4 percent.

According to football writer Jan Riha (@HonzaRihaftbl), however, he “has really awkward balance at times” and “looked to struggle fitness-wise later in games,” but this will likely come with age and experience.

Perhaps most impressive, though, is Van den Berg’s maturity; the Dutchman is able to speak English to a strong standard, but crystallised his approach perfectly in an interview in his native tongue in June of last year.

“I can be extremely critical of myself. When I was younger, it could really get in the way. If I had a bad moment in the game, I sometimes wanted to let my head hang,” he told Voetbal International.

“That is now much better. I do think that a sportsman should always want better. I think that’s the ultimate way to succeed.”

The teenager, who came up against Robin van Persie in only his second game as a senior player against Feyenoord, also showcased a much-needed confidence.

“I am fairly calm, not the type who is concerned with an opponent in the tunnel,” he explained.

“The only thing I can do is play my own game. When I enter a duel, it doesn’t matter if the opponent plays for Volendam Onder-19 or is called Robin van Persie.

“You just have to win all your duels. Names don’t count.”

For Liverpool fans, of course, names do count in the transfer market, and Van den Berg’s is the most high-profile of a quiet summer so far.

The club are expected to unveil the 17-year-old as their first ‘major’ signing of the summer later this week, beating Bayern, Ajax, PSV and Sampdoria to a deal worth around £2 million.

He will join the Reds’ academy ranks initially, which is apt following the departures of Corey Whelan, Conor Masterson, Juanma, Patrik Raitanen and possibly George Johnston.

This raises the possibility of Van den Berg and Hoever partnering each other for the under-23s, but it likely won’t be long until both are emerging from the fringes of the first team.

According to Goal‘s Neil Jones, Liverpool’s head of recruitment Dave Fallows and chief scout Barry Hunter are “confident” Van den Berg “is at a similar level to [Joe] Gomez four years ago.”

Gomez arrived for a fee of £3.5 million in 2015 having made 24 appearances for Charlton, and though injuries have blighted his four years at Anfield so far, he has shown world-class potential as a first-team centre-back.

It would be remiss to put similar expectations on Van den Berg, but he joins with similar experience to Gomez, who was 18 when he made the switch and, like the Dutchman, was an under-19 international able to play right-back and centre-back.

Van den Berg will be part of another shakeup of the club’s youth setup this summer, following Polish goalkeeper Jakub Ojrzynski and Northern Irish midfielder Conor Bradley to the club.

But his move is understandably receiving the most fanfare, as Liverpool may just have secured another bargain.

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Re: 00 - Sepp van den Berg

Indlæg af Filos of Isk » mandag, 01. jul, 2019 12:51

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Van den Berg began his youth career as a right winger, owing to his considerable pace, but later dropped into right-back and, eventually, across to centre-back.

His speed in the recovery is still a big part of his game, while his ability to read the play allows him to step out of defence and quell danger before it mounts.
er han en mulig reserve som venstre back?

Der står godt nok at han har spillet HB, men det kan vel lige så godt være fordi det var der de manglede en spiller i den periode.

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Re: 00 - Sepp van den Berg

Indlæg af Mads T. » mandag, 01. jul, 2019 19:34

Jeg synes vi skal stoppe med at gøre alle vores CB til backs. Sepp van den Berg, Hoever og Gomez er alle midterforsvarer og skal spille i midterforsvaret. Hvis vi skal have backup til vores backs, så skal der købes backs. De er så vigtige for vores spil, både defensivt, men især offensivt, at vi skal have spillere som backup, som kan levere omtrent det samme (måske på en smule lavere niveau), som Robertson og Trent.

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Re: 00 - Sepp van den Berg

Indlæg af Filos of Isk » mandag, 01. jul, 2019 20:43

Tjoo. Men hvis vi har reserver der dækker flere positioner, så får de også mere spilletid og er dermed skarpere når der er brug for dem.
Den spilletid som Milner fik som back i december-januar, var med til at holde ham skarp til da der atter blev brug for ham på midten i marts-april.

Altså jeg syntes at Gomez var fremragende på højreback, selvfølgelig mest defensivt, men også god offensivt og den erfarring tog han jo med ind i midterforsvaret.

Og hvis vi sætter flere kreative folk på midten eller går over i 4-2-3-1, så bliver backerne også automatisk mere tilbagetrukket.

Ofte har spillerne når de er helt unge jo lidt mere eksplosivitet i støvlerne, hvilket er yderst brugbart som back og så er Van den Berg jo tidligere wing og beskrives som teknisk dygtig og hurtig. Det lyder da som om der er mulighed for at han ikke er helt håbløs som back.


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Re: 00 - Sepp van den Berg

Indlæg af Niels K » onsdag, 03. jul, 2019 11:47

Det er også et godt tegn, at han var udset til at tage over for Matthijs de Ligt i Ajax, da de plejer at have helt styr på rekrutteringen i den hollandske liga. Ki-Jana Hoever fik sig da lige en alvorlig konkurrent dér men positivt for Liverpool, da i hvert fald en af dem burde komme ud igennem nåleøjet, og mon ikke der nok skal blive kampe i de hjemlige cups i denne sæson ?

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