​Liverpool teenager van den Berg: Amazing learning from van Dijk

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Liverpool teenager Sepp van den Berg admits learning from the likes of Virgil Van Dijk can only help his career.

The young Dutchman is the only one of the club's young center backs who has not gotten game time with the first team this season.

Van den Berg may have expected to play more often, given season ending injuries to Van Dijk and Joe Gomez early in the campaign.

He then went to Preston North End on loan in January, playing 16 games in the second half of the season.

Van den Berg told the Liverpool Echo: "He (Van Dijk) is someone who, as a young player, you look up to. He's an incredible defender. It's a really great environment to be in, to be able to train with him, to watch him play or to even watch him train.

"It's been good. In training, of course he's Dutch so you can speak Dutch with him. He's nice, really nice. When I came we had Ki-Jana Hoever as well. We had some Dutch players who I could talk to but, to be fair, everyone at Liverpool really helped me when I came.

"If you can speak your own language to someone, it ultimately helps. They helped me when I came but they're all nice players and helped me when I came. It's been really, really enjoyable as well.

"Every player there is different class. But you have to be to win the Champions League and Premier League. They won everything in the last two years and every player in the team is incredible.

"Hopefully whenever I go back to Liverpool, I can get into the team and achieve the same as they have done the last few years."

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