Sepp van den Berg, Ki-Jana Hoever, Matthijs de Ligt and the Dutch talent pool Liverpool are tapping into


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We've gone Dutch for our latest podcast on the Blood Red channel. With Sepp van den Berg becoming Liverpool's first signing of the summer, Paul Wheelock picks up the phone to Dutch football expert Michael Statham to learn more about the 17-year-old defender's background, his attributes and whether he's ready for a place in Jurgen Klopp’s first-team. They also touch on Ki-Jana Hoever, the other 17-year-old Dutch defender already on the Reds’ books after signing from Ajax last summer, on the imperious Virgil van Dijk, and his claims to be named the winner of this year’s Ballon D’Or, and Gini Wijnaldum, and what should be considered the midfielder’s best position. Michael, who is a writer and podcaster for the excellent Football Oranje website, also gives his us take on Matthijs de Ligt, which may leave fans wondering why the Reds did not bid for the Juventus-bound defender, as well as Memphis Depay, who looks a player to steer clear of. And with the Reds definitely in the market for more young talent like van den Berg and Hoever, Michael also picks out six other talented Dutch youngsters to keep an eye on. Enjoy.

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