Liverpool will go up against the likes of Bayern Munich and Ajax to try to sign Sepp van den Berg, who is seen as a hugely promising prospect for the future.

Van den Berg currently plies his trade at Eredivisie side PEC Zwolle, and has also won three caps for Netherlands U19.

Much like Virgil van Dijk and Matthijs de Ligt he is yet another talented Dutch centre back defender, and although he is unlikely to break into the Liverpool first-team straight away if he signs, he would certainly be an interesting young player to watch out for in the coming years.

But the Champions League winners will face stiff competition for the signature of van den Berg. Serie A side Sampdoria reportedly bid €2.5m for the player in January, while other elite clubs could well enter the race for the signing such is his potential.

Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards and chief scout Barry Hunter are constantly on the lookout for young talent, and have pinpointed van den Berg as just the type of player who could develop into a first-team player at Anfield, much in the same way Joe Gomez has.

Gomez joined the club from Charlton Athletic in 2015 aged just 18 and has gone on to become a key player for Liverpool as well as winning seven caps for England.

The Reds have yet to make any signings this summer despite being linked with a number of high-profile players.

Source: Daily Mirror

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