The Dutchman has joined Preston to the end of the season.
"I was supposed to be loaned out in the summer. Liverpool thinks it's important that I experience senior football. I agreed, I feel I need this," he said.
"Despite the steps I have already taken, I am now making even more progress. I am entering a fantastic league, with many games. I hope to do well here. In the summer I will go back to Liverpool and see if I'm ready to be among the top four centre backs."
Van den Berg also told De Telegraaf: "In my first year at Liverpool I had to acclimatise. I have only got better, I have really taken steps physically. Everything was of course much more physical and went much faster than I was used to in my time at PEC Zwolle."
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