LIVERPOOL’S young Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg has caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp’s old German club Mainz.
Van den Berg, 21, can leave Anfield on loan again to boost his career after a difficult year at Schalke and a previous spell at Preston.
Mainz expect a positive answer from the Reds this week and should bring the centre-back into their side to add some invaluable experience next season.
The Netherlands Under-21 international joined the Merseysiders in 2019 from Zwolle.
The Dutchman has since only managed a total of four senior appearances for Liverpool.
That is why Van den Berg was sent out on loan by Klopp‘s side three times.
However, the versatile defender admitted he gained invaluable experience from those loans, such as at Preston.
Van den Berg said last year: “I needed it, to be fair – game time again.
“Now I’ve got something to come back here and show what I’ve learned and try to impress everyone.
“It’s definitely something I needed. I was there one-and-a-half years. It was a long time. It was great there.
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“I played a lot of games; I think especially for a centre-back it’s important to have game experience.
“I played against some good teams, a tough league. I have definitely grown – in size, that’s one thing.
“But just everything really. It has been a great loan but now I’m happy to be back.”