Liverpool defender Sepp van den Berg has told De Telegraaf as quoted by The Mirror that he will speak with Virgil van Dijk following his winter break.
The centre-back was part of Neil Critchley’s young team that dumped Shrewsbury Town out of the FA Cup in midweek.
Liverpool’s senior squad are currently resting ahead of a final push towards their first Premier League title.
The man who cost Liverpool an initial £1.3 million (Guardian) in the summer will seek out van Dijk following his return, however.
Van den Berg will hope to seek advice from his compatriot regarding his performance during his latest outing.
He told De Telegraaf: “I noticed that everyone at the club are proud of how we did as young boys.
“I will no doubt speak to Virgil. The mutual interaction between the Dutch boys is great anyway.
“With Ki-Jana Hoever, but also with Gini Wijnaldum.
“I can always go up to them and with Van Dijk, I am learning from the best defender in the world.”
The Dutch youth international has played four first-team games this season and has looked decent enough when called upon.
Signed from PEC Zwolle it would seem there is lots of potential in the youngster and Liverpool will hope he has a bright future.
Van Dijk is paid £180,000-a-week (Spotrac) by Liverpool and since signing for the club he has been a revelation.
He has led the club to Champions League success and has the team well on course for a maiden Premier League title.
If the young Dutchman becomes just half the player that the ex-Southampton man has become, he will still be a very capable performer.
If he takes on board any advice from the world-class defender it will certainly put him in good shape for the future.