Liverpool are on the verge of completing their third signing this summer in Calvin Ramsay from Aberdeen, and a reliable source has now given an update on the club’s intention for the player when he finally makes the move to Anfield.
What’s the latest?
Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth has claimed that the 18-year-old is “someone for the future” for the Reds and could become the heir to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s right-back position further down the line.
Sheth told GIVEMESPORT: “Calvin Ramsay is the one that they pinpointed from Aberdeen. At 18 years old, Liverpool have cited Ramsay as someone for the future, and maybe provide competition for Trent Alexander-Arnold in that right-back position.”
Supporters will be delighted
Liverpool supporters will surely be delighted at the prospect of having worthy backup and quality competition for Alexander-Arnold’s position in the team, something they have lacked for a while, with midfielder James Milner sometimes reprising the right-back role in Jurgen Klopp’s side to cover in the 23-year-old’s absence.
The German has recently reaped the benefits of having a competent replacement for his full-backs by utilising Kostas Tsimikas in Andy Robertson’s position on the left side, allowing the Scotsman to be rested in the early stages of domestic cup competitions and ensuring that the workload was covered whilst the latter was injured last autumn.
Now it seems that Klopp wants to also provide the same depth on the other flank, with Ramsay more than capable of covering Alexander-Arnold if he can transfer his hard work and output in the Scottish Premiership to the Premier League.
In 2021/22, the 18-year-old scored one goal, delivered four assists and created three big chances, along with making 1.8 key passes and 1.3 clearances per game. He also the majority of his aerial and ground duels (51%) in 24 league appearances (as per Sofascore), showing that there is a lot of potential there to be nourished by Klopp.
The seemingly imminent signing of Ramsay is a real coup for the Merseyside giants, and if the youngster can continue to positively develop at Anfield, the right-back position could be perfectly covered for many years to come.