Liverpool have announced the signing of Sepp van den Berg and supporters have been left excited by his capture.
The Reds confirmed their first signing of the summer on Thursday, with Van den Berg completing a £1.3 million move to Anfield.
Seen as one of the most exciting young talents in the Dutch football, the former PEC Zwolle centre-back is expected go into Liverpool’s first-team squad quickly.
While Reds fans will be hoping for more high-profile additions this summer, positivity has still surrounded Van den Berg’s arrival.
Here’s the best fan reaction on social media.
Supporters welcomed the teenager with open arms…
First lean of the summer. SvdB is here! pic.twitter.com/ViHl6NuNJP
— GaGs (@GagsTandon) June 27, 2019
— LFCZA ?? ???? (@LFCZA) June 27, 2019
“Welcome to six times UCL CHAMPION.”
– Sebastian Bong on Facebook.
“Welcome aboard. Keep the standard high.”
– Prabagar Thruselvam on Facebook.
Sepp Van Den Berg >>.
Ginger Sauce. ?
Paul Scholes could never. pic.twitter.com/XvMSynI2b1
— Le? (@HeadieTw0) June 27, 2019
“I’m just remembering the last time we bought a cheap centre back from the Dutch league. If he develops and turns into even half the player Sami was then we’ve got an absolute steal.”
– Steven Robinson on Facebook.
A few comments, some tongue-in-cheek, were made over how good he could be…
Sepp van den Berg vs Mattijs de Ligt in 2018/19 (per 90):
4.9 vs 4.7 interceptions
1.4 vs 3.4 aerial duals won
10.4 vs 12.2 ball recoveries
2 vs 1.4 defensive duels won
2.5 vs 2.45 clearances
1.8 vs 2.7 successful long balls
88% vs 92% pass accuracy
— agent bobby (@agentbobby_) June 27, 2019
My exposure to Sepp van den Berg is fairly limited, but I like what I've seen. Looks proactive and calm on the ball, able to slot in centrally and on the right. Really like that he appears to be pretty fluid and mobile despite his height and lankiness.
— ???????????? (@div6ck) June 27, 2019
Guess now I have to go to YouTube to watch Sepp van den Berg videos lol
— Nhlanhla Mazibuko (@_NhlanhlaM) June 27, 2019
Sepp van den Berg > Matthijs De Ligt
Anything else is wrong.
— 6 (@AnfieldRd96) June 27, 2019
— Waq™ (@WaqtinAFool) June 27, 2019
Some are considering whether this is the start of a busy summer or otherwise…
The way #LFC have announced Sepp Van Den Berg and the media love fair over an U23 signing should be flagged too. This narrative we're creating regarding signings this summer is definitely no coincidence. As I've said time and time again, under FSG we're masters of media narrative
— The Advocate (@TheAceOfKnaves7) June 27, 2019
At least we won't end the window with no new signings ?
Welcome to Liverpool, Sepp ?? https://t.co/5jjuQQEWQD
— ?•?G?•? (@Proud__Scouser) June 27, 2019
1st transfer of the window completed. Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle ?? Liverpool for £1.3 million, fee could rise up to £4.4 million with potential add ons for the 17 year old Dutch defender. #transfernews #lfc
— Noah Hitchcock (@NozHitchcockLFC) June 27, 2019
Some pointed out the Dutch revolution taking place at Anfield…
The Dutch Domination continues at @LFC I’m so happy ?
— Leroy | LFC Impulse (@LFCImpulse) June 27, 2019
Welcome to Liverpool, Sepp van den Berg. Hopefully the latest great Dutch addition for the Reds.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) June 27, 2019
Two brilliant young Dutch centre halves to go train with VVD for a couple of seasons. Lovely stuff #LFC
— Owen Webb O Rourke (@OwenWebbORourke) June 27, 2019
“Here come the boys…. So a Dutch CB and a Dutch RB/CB (Hoever) waiting in the wings.”
– Dimi Maha in the comments section.
Hoever and Van den Berg, could be Liverpools centre backs sorted for a long time and what better idol than their fellow countryman VVD #LFC
— Martin Deady (@MDeady3) June 27, 2019
Up the Dutch defender Reds.
— Liam Grimshaw (@LFCLiamGrimshaw) June 27, 2019
Dutch gold pic.twitter.com/TkHTuVrOI1
— John O'Sullivan (@NotoriousJOS) June 27, 2019
Sign all the Dutch defenders
— Martin ?????? (@Turner_LFC) June 27, 2019