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Liverpool defender Van den Berg winning great praise at loan club Preston: A beast

Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg is winning great praise at loan club Preston North End.

He lines up in the Preston backline alongside former Reds academy player Joe Rafferty, who believes he understands why Liverpool decided to sign Van den Berg.

“Physically he's a beast. He's got all the attributes, he's big, he's strong, he's powerful, he's quick," Rafferty said.

“And not just that, technically he's really good. That's probably why Liverpool bought him.

“He eventually wants to be a centre-back and I think he's got all the attributes to be a centre-back."

For the 19-year-old, he is using the opportunity to develop and return to Liverpool as a more well-rounded player.

The defender made his Reds debut against MK Dons in September 2019 and hopes to be back in first team contention next season.

“[The Championship] is really tough, it's physical, it's going quick, it's going from end to end, but that's why I came back", Van den Berg said.

“I think that's what I need to develop more as a player. It's tough but I'm just enjoying every game.

“For me it's about improving here and then hopefully come back in the summer to Liverpool and show them what I've got and hopefully get a spot in the team."

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