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Done deal Liverpool youngster out for the rest of the season; could now lose his role in the squadll



Done deal Liverpool youngster out for the rest of the season; could now lose his role in the squad

The Scot has had a tough first season at Anfield.

Liverpool youngster Calvin Ramsay won’t be rushed back from injury and will definitely miss the rest of the season, according to an update from reliable journalist David Lynch.

How has Ramsay fared at Liverpool?

The 19-year-old joined the Reds from Aberdeen last summer, arriving as a highly-rated right-back prospect who was hailed as “elite” by Dons chairman Dave Cormack back in 2021. Sadly, his first season at Anfield has been horribly injury-plagued, limiting him to just two appearances in all competitions, and not a single minute of action in the Premier League.

Ramsay hasn’t featured at all since way back in November, with a back issue and then a knee injury causing him major problems and keeping him sidelined for many months. It has been a cruel way for the Scot to begin his Liverpool career, with so much expected of him when he arrived, and glimpses of his potential shown during his fleeting appearances.

The hope is that the teenager is slowly on the mend and closing in on a return, however, and a key update has emerged regarding his current situation.

When will Ramsay return from injury?

According to Lynch for Football Insider, Liverpool are “taking a cautious approach” with Ramsay, who won’t play between now and the end of the season. That being said, he is “expected to be fully fit for a pre-season period in which he will hope to show Klopp that he is worthy of operating as the first-choice back-up to Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back”.

It is noted that he will face competition and could lose the role to fellow youngster Conor Bradley however, who is also considered a potential long-term understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.

It is only right that Liverpool handle Ramsay with care, ensuring his injuries don’t affect him too badly so early in his career, perhaps due partly to them rushing him back. The hope is that a full pre-season will aid him hugely moving forward, and that these current issues are no more than the growing pains that someone like Steven Gerrard also suffered from in his younger days.

Ramsay looks like a player of such top quality and with such a high ceiling – he registered nine assists in 39 appearances for Aberdeen and has been hailed as “absolutely exceptional” by Jurgen Klopp – and he still has so much time on his side that he should be moved along at his own pace, eventually providing genuine depth at right-back.


Jurgen Klopp adamant Liverpool can attract transfer targets without Champions League football

Jurgen Klopp remains confident ahead of Liverpool’s summer transfer window (Liverpool FC)

Jurgen Klopp insists Liverpool will have no problem attracting transfer targets this summer if they miss out on Champions League football.

Liverpool currently sit fifth in the Premier League and a point behind fourth-placed Manchester United having played a game more than Erik ten Hag’s side.

However, Klopp’s squad appear to be on course for a strong finish to the Premier League campaign having won their last six consecutive games.

Liverpool are looking at several midfield targets ahead of the summer window including Brighton’s Alexis Mac Allister, Bayern Munich’s Ryan Gravenberch, West Ham captain Declan Rice and Sporting CP’s Manuel Ugarte, although they face strong competition from several Premier League rivals.

But Klopp is adamant that the prospect of Liverpool missing out on a top-four finish in the Premier League will not have an impact on their ability to compete for new signings this summer.

‘When I talk to a player, if I’m allowed to talk to a player which is barely the case to be honest, but in the moment when you are you realise then if they are [interested],’ Klopp said on Friday.

‘It’s already clarified because we cannot tell anybody at this moment that we will definitely be in the Champions League next season. If he’s talking to us it’s probably clear he already knows about that situation.

Bayern Munich midfielder Ryan Gravenberch is on Liverpool’s shortlist (Getty)

‘It’s just a general thing, I think if you join a club it’s what you want to reach something together with the club, not surfing on the wave created before. It’s obvious we have to fight for being part of the Champions League, fight for trophies and these kinds of things. If you want to be part of that you’re more than welcome.

‘It’s only one thing which we can’t guarantee next year Champions League football but all the rest is the same like it was before. It is a fantastic club with a really, really good football team and an even better one, probably, hopefully, next year.

‘That’s not so difficult. I’ve barely faced this situation that you talk with a player and everything sounds great and he says, ‘see you if [you reach the Champions League]’. It happens not really often.

‘We are still Liverpool and are really attractive for a lot of players. We should not forget that. That’s why I am not concerned about that fact.

‘Of course everything is more difficult without Champions League, that’s how it is, especially in the long term, we should not do these things more often, but apart from that it’s absolutely okay the situation we’re in from a talking point of view and a convincing point of view.’


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