Sepp van den Berg is eligible to play in tonight’s pre-season encounter with Sporting CP after receiving FIFA clearance.

The defender, who arrived at the club from PEC Zwolle last month, hasn’t been able to figure in any of the Reds’ previous four summer fixtures as he awaited the necessary authorisation.

However, Van den Berg is now qualified to take part in matches and has been named in the squad for the fixture at Yankee Stadium in New York tonight.