The player in question is centre-back, Sepp van den Berg.
Van den Berg joined Liverpool in the summer of 2019 from Dutch outfit PEC Zwolle for around €1.9m.
Van den Berg was only 17 at the time so given his age, it was expected he was to be a signing for the future and someone who could eventually partner Virgil van Dijk at the back.
After spending some time in Liverpool’s youth sides, the centre-back was loaned to Preston North End in the Championship.
He then spent last season on loan in Germany with Schalke. After a couple of loan spells, it was expected that this season we would see the now 21-year-old handed a chance in Liverpool’s first team.
However, Van den Berg has already been loaned out to Bundesliga side Mainz for the 2023/24 campaign.
Following this move, Van den Berg has provided an update on his future and it sounds as though he may be happy to leave Liverpool on a permanent basis:
“Of course I can imagine staying in Mainz for more than one season,” he was quoted as saying by BILD. “Liverpool are a big club, maybe the biggest in the world, but it’s very difficult to assert yourself there.”