Jurgen Klopp Shocked After Meeting New Liverpool Signing Sepp van den Berg For The First Time

Jurgen Klopp's reaction to meeting new Liverpool signing Sepp van den Berg for the very first time is priceless.

The 17-year-old Dutchman sealed a £1.3 million transfer to Anfield as Klopp has another giant defender on his books.

Van den Berg, who stands at a towering 1.89m, met Klopp for the first time as the German returned to Melwood since the end of last season and it was a brilliant encounter.

"Sepp, nice to meet you. My god - tall," the Liverpool boss hilariously said before engaging in a conversation.


The 2018/19 Champions League winners fended off competition from Bayern Munich to land Van den Berg with the youngster calling his move to Liverpool as a dream come true.

"Can I put it into words? It's just amazing. It is, for me, the biggest club in the world and it's a dream come true. I am really excited," he told the club's website.

"I couldn't believe it, I thought it was a joke. I was really happy and, to be honest, I was a little bit scared at first because such a big club had interest in me. So, I was a little bit scared but eventually I was really excited.

"I am really happy to be here and looking forward to next season.

"When I came here for the first time, it directly gave me a good feeling. The people who work here were really nice to me and everybody I met was really nice, so it gave me a good feeling - a family feeling, and that's very important for me.

"I am a little bit of a family guy, so it was hard to leave home to come here, but I saw how the people looked after me. It gave me a really good feeling."

Image: PA
Image: PA

Van den Berg is slightly shorter than Dutch compatriot Virgil van Dijk who stands at a huge 1.93m, yet, one thing's for sure, Klopp boasts not one but two colossal defenders.

Nasir Jabbar

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