Reaction'Bags of potential' - Jürgen Klopp excited by Calvin Ramsay signing

Published 19th June 2022
By Chris Shaw

Jürgen Klopp is confident Calvin Ramsay will continue his impressive and swift development after sealing a move to Liverpool FC.

The Scotland U21 international right-back has signed a long-term contract with the Reds to join from Aberdeen, subject to international clearance, where he played 39 games, provided nine assists and scored one goal following a senior debut in March 2021.

A breakthrough season in 2021-22 ended with Ramsay being voted Young Player of the Year by the Scottish Football Writers’ Association.

And Klopp sees in the club’s new No.22 a promising mix of experience for his age and significant scope for more improvement at Anfield.

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“Calvin is another exciting young player, so we’re very pleased,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.com of his third recruit of the summer.

“He has bags of potential. He is only 18 years old at the moment, although turns 19 soon and already has a decent number of first-team appearances for a defender of his age.

“He is athletic, smart, confident, with good technical ability and – always crucial – is eager to learn. So there’s lots to like.

“Experiences of European and U21 international football have been really important for him and his development, too.

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“Signing so early in the window is fantastic for him as it means he’ll be with us for pre-season. That helps so much, particularly for a younger signing coming to us.

“He and we will have patience with each other. I think we have proved ours is the ideal environment to nurture and harness the qualities and talent of a young player.

“So we’re all really looking forward to working with him and seeing him improve and develop.”

Published 19th June 2022