Stam on why Sepp van den Berg signing is a 'win-win' for Liverpool.

Sepp van den Ber. [Liverpool FC via Getty]

Jaap Stam says that Liverpool have signed “a very talented player” in Dutch defender Sepp van den Berg.

The 17-year-old will officially become a Red on Monday after the Merseyside club agreed a £1.3m deal with Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle.

Since he made his first-team debut for the Dutch side back in March 2018, in a 2-0 defeat away to Groningen, Sepp registered 22 senior appearances before signing for Jurgen Klopp’s side this summer. 

And his former boss Stam has backed Liverpool’s new defender to be a success at Anfield. 

"Sepp is a very talented player, we've said that many times at PEC Zwolle," Stam told a news conference on Sunday.

"We all know how this world works, so it's inevitable that a player makes a transfer at a certain point in his career.

"We know that English and Spanish clubs scout all over the world, but especially in the Netherlands for talented Dutch defenders, because they're known to be good with their feet.

"Those clubs usually have enough money lying around to take a risk and sign a few of them and see if it pays off in the long run.

"If it works out, great. If it doesn't, they'll probably sell them for more money than before. In the end it's up to the clubs, but I wish Sepp all the best and I hope he'll turn out to be a big success story at Liverpool."

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