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Van Den Berg - Welcome to Liverpool !!

Flobs

FADA
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I just seen that video aswell,quite suprised me,at 17 years old he's still growing and deffo taller than Klopp in that video,i read he was 6ft2 but i thought Klopp was 6ft4? if so that kid isn't 6ft2,he could probably end up a Crouchy 6ft7 lol
Perhaps he's one of those 'metrosexuals' or something and wears high heels or platform shoes? :Firmino:
 

Flobs

FADA
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@Flobs you seem a changed man since number 6:Firmino:
Careful there's still a grumpy old git hiding in here somewhere. He's starting to get impatient with the lack of transfers. Ok very happy we are picking up a few youngsters even if I'm not sure that I have the patience to see them climb the ladder to the 1st team. ;-) (thought I'd better give Firmino a rest lol).
 

Jimmyscase

DoctorJimmy: knee-high flying tackle specialist
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First impressions of how he conducts himself in that short clip are favourable. Self-contained and switched on. AOC's bear hug was a bit weird for him I think. So when Klopp came with open arms he was a bit hesitant. Could have verbalised his excitement better, but for his age he didn't do too bad. Dutch people take time to warm to others that will mean a lot to them I think.
 

GermanRed

from doubters to believers to sky-high achievers
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Sepp is often short for Josef - for example Sepp Blatter or Sepp Maier. Would like to know if this is also the case for vdB.

Then we would have Josef van den Berg and Joseph Gomez.
 

SirBillShankly

Joe and Holly's Dad
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Taller than the boss already. Speaks great English. Seems like a top lad to have around the place. May still have a growth spurt in him. Once he fills out he will be an absolute beast.The way this lad is going he'll end up taller than his new mentor Virgil!
 

William Clarke

REDSHIRT ~ the big dog's doodahs
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Taller than the boss already. Speaks great English. Seems like a top lad to have around the place. May still have a growth spurt in him. Once he fills out he will be an absolute beast.The way this lad is going he'll end up taller than his new mentor Virgil!
Yeah, and it's good to have a teacher like Virgil.
 

Magnus

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Taller than the boss already. Speaks great English. Seems like a top lad to have around the place. May still have a growth spurt in him. Once he fills out he will be an absolute beast.The way this lad is going he'll end up taller than his new mentor Virgil!
Dutch people are the ones in the world that have the easiest time learning languages. They mostly all, speak English at least as good as out new young lad, and many will also speak French and German. Very common to meet Dutchmen and women, that speak 3-5 languages.