The 21-year-old, who joined Liverpool from Dutch side PEC Zwolle in 2019, moved out on his third spell away from Anfield this week, this time joining Mainz on a season-long loan deal.


Van den Berg is not new to the Bundesliga scene having spent last season at Schalke, where he managed nine Bundesliga appearances; a long-term ankle injury prevented him from adding to those figures.



Leaving all that behind him, the Netherlands Under-21 international is now looking to impress his new coach, whose vision of football, he insists, attracted him.


“I had talks with Mainz 05 and especially with Bo Svensson early on, I really like the way he sees football and wants it to be played here”, Van den Berg told his new club’s official website.



On his interactions with Liverpool manager Klopp, Van den Berg insisted: “Of course, before I came here, I spoke to Jurgen Klopp – he raved about Mainz and said that I would feel very comfortable here.


“I’ve been here in the stadium, know the fans and I’m happy to achieve something together with the team.”



Van den Berg will now be looking to play on a regular basis in the German top flight by establishing himself in Mainz’s team.