Liverpool finished the 2018/2019 league season in second place after a thrilling title race against Manchester City, that saw them finish on a record-breaking ninety-seven points. They were able to quickly rectify the heartbreak of losing the league by winning one of the most prestigious club competitions Europe has to offer – Champions League.
As one of the most attractive clubs in European football right now; it would make sense that Liverpool would be all over the market right now, looking to strengthen their already fantastic team. However, currently, that doesn’t seem to be the case. Multiple reliable sources have said the Liverpool are looking to have a quiet window with a back-up left-back and a versatile forward player as the only priorities.
Their only signing so far has been seventeen-year-old Sepp van den Berg, a Dutch defender bought from PEC Zwolle, in the Eredivisie. Van den Berg is a right-footed defender, who predominantly plays as a centre back, but is also comfortable playing as a right back. During the 2018/19 season, he played a total of twenty matches for PEC Zwolle. This tactical analysis will be a scout report on Van den Berg’s playstyle, how he’ll fit into Jürgen Klopp’s plans, tactics and what can be expected from him at Liverpool.