Latest Liverpool news: Van den Berg makes debut for Liverpool against Sporting Lisbon
Liverpool’s US tour did not go as well as expected, with the Reds failing to win any of their games.
The final match of the tour saw us play out a 2-2 draw with Sporting Lisbon, with Divock Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum scoring the goals for the Reds.
Bruno Fernandes opened the scoring after Simon Mignolet made a mistake, and Wendel scored after half-time to make it 2-2.
There were no further goals in the second half as substitutes came onto the field and the Reds handed a debut to summer signing Sepp van den Berg.
The Dutchman makes a long awaited debut for the Reds
The 17-year-old joined the Reds in June but has not been able to play for us in any of the pre-season games.
The former PEC Zwolle defender is highly rated and could play some minutes for us next season.
Liverpool needed a defender after last season’s troubles with injuries. Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and Joe Gomez missed parts of the season, with Fabinho having to take up a role in central defence for a couple of games.
Sepp van den Berg still has a lot of time to develop and hopefully, he turns out to be a smart signing for the future.
Many fans were pleased to see the youngster get some minutes on the pitch, and here are some reactions from Twitter.