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Sepp Van Der Berg Made To Wait For Debut

Timothy Aiyeku

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New Liverpool signing Sepp Van Der Berg will have to wait for his debut following the late arrival of his international clearance from world football’s governing body FIFA.

Sepp Van Der Berg has been the only summer signing at Liverpool after the Reds paid £1.3m to secure his transfer from Dutch Eredivisie club PEC Zwolle.

The 17-year-old is yet to receive his international clearance from FIFA and that prompted him to miss the first preseason friendly of the season on Thursday.

He was conspicuously absent as Liverpool thrashed League Two outfit Tranmere Rovers 6-0 to kick off their preseason schedule on a winning note.

Rhian Brewster (2 goals), Nathaniel Clyne, Champions League hero Divock Origi, Curtis Jones and Bobby Duncan were all on target for the Reds.

Dutch u-19 international Van Der Berg will also miss the second preseason game of the season for Liverpool as a result of the wait for his international clearance.

Liverpool will face Bradford City at the weekend for their second preseason game.

The young defender is expected to make the preseason tour of the United States next week Tuesday ahead of the upcoming games against the likes of Borussia Dortmund, Sevilla and Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon.

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