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Liverpool Confirm First Summer Signing

Timothy Aiyeku

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Sepp van der Berg

Champions League winners Liverpool have confirmed their first signing of this summer’s transfer window.

Liverpool revealed earlier on Thursday that they have signed Sepp van der Berg from Dutch Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle and that his transfer is subject to international clearance.

The young Dutch defender had his Liverpool medical on Wednesday ahead of his transfer to the six-time European champions.

The Reds will pay an initial fee of £1.3m for his transfer.

Sepp van der Berg is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young prospects in Dutch football.

He broke into the first team at PEC Zwolle at a tender age of 17.

Sepp van der Berg made 15 appearances for PEC Zwolle who finished the latest Dutch Eredivisie season in 13th position.

The player has been described as the little version of compatriot Virgil Van Dijk.

The young Dutch centre back is expected to go into the Liverpool first team rather than the Reds Academy but he’s not expected to threaten the first choice defenders at the club.

Liverpool have four central defenders in the first team at the moment.

Virgil Van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip and Joe Gomez are the senior centre backs in the Liverpool squad though Croatian international Lovren has been linked with a move to Italian Serie A side AC Milan.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.