‘I was quite nervous’: Liverpool’s new addition opens up about first day at Melwood

With only a month left before the new season starts, Jurgen Klopp has managed to make just one new signing in the summer transfer window thus far.

The Liverpool boss is clearly going for quality over quantity this time, especially after winning the Champions League last season.

Highly-rated defender Sepp Van den Berg remains the only signing from Klopp this summer, and the young defender is expected to be included in the senior team for the new season.

The Dutchman will be a back-up option for the likes of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren for the upcoming campaign.

It is a significant step up for the 17-year-old, who spent last season representing PEC Zwolle in the Dutch Eredivisie.

Van den Berg is still getting used to his new surroundings at Liverpool, after recently completing his transfer to the club. And the young defender has spoken about his experience after first entering the Reds’ training facility.

“It’s been great.” Sepp said, as quoted by Fussboll “When I walked in, I was quite nervous, but I talked to the players and the staff and I feel at home. It feels good.”

“Everybody has been really nice to me, they all said ‘hi’ and helped me if I had any questions, so it feels a really nice place.” He continued. “Jürgen came to me when I walked in, too, so I’m really excited.”

“I’d only seen him on TV only when I was sat at home, so seeing him in real life… I think everybody could see I was nervous, but he is a really nice guy. I feel really comfortable with him.”

“It was tough. The first day of pre-season was a little easier where I came from, but it’s good. Tough, but very good.” He finished. “I feel great. As I said, I already feel really at home here and that’s a big thing for me. I am just looking forward; I am going to train hard and hopefully I will play some minutes here.”