Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp used the September worldwide break to pay a go to to his former membership Mainz, the place he was greeted with a rousing reception from their supporters.
The 56-year-old attended the Bundesliga aspect’s 2-0 pleasant win over Duisburg on Saturday at their former Bruchwegstadion residence, the place their well-known Sudtribune stand is ready to be demolished.
Other than returning to the membership the place he minimize his managerial enamel within the 2000s, the Reds boss may also have been preserving an in depth watch on one participant particularly.
As famous by The Mirror, Klopp right this moment had the prospect to view Sepp van den Berg up shut, with the Liverpool defender on mortgage at Mainz for the season. The Dutchman began the match this afternoon.
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The 21-year-old joined Liverpool in 2019 however has made solely 4 senior appearances for us up to now, as many as he’s already racked up for Mainz (Transfermarkt).
The defender is again in Germany after cruelly having a promising mortgage spell at Schalke 04 final season ravaged by a severe damage which sidelined him for a number of months, limiting him to simply 9 outings for the Gelsenkirchen aspect (Transfermarkt).
The early indicators with Die Nullfünfer are that Van den Berg will get loads of alternatives to impress if he can keep injury-free, which in flip ought to assist his trigger in terms of lastly making an attempt to make the breakthrough at Anfield.
With 4 senior centre-backs already at Liverpool and Jarell Quansah getting game-time as effectively, the Dutchman might have a prolonged queue forward of him when he returns to Merseyside, however circumstance might but hand him his massive break.
Within the meantime, hopefully he can benefit from his season at Mainz, the place Klopp may have taken a superb take a look at his efficiency right this moment.
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