Calvin Ramsay joined Liverpool from Aberdeen on a long-term contract in the summer of 2022.
An attack-minded right-back, the Scotland U21 international had risen rapidly through the Dons’ ranks having joined them as a nine-year-old and turned professional in 2019.
He was initially a central midfielder, developing his skills in that position until U15 level, when he was suddenly deployed on the right side of defence during a youth tournament.
Such was his impressive transition, Ramsay has remained in that position ever since and he graduated to make a senior debut for Aberdeen as a substitute against Dundee United in March 2021.
Five more appearances came his way at the tail end of that season – including his first start – and provided a springboard for a truly breakthrough campaign in 2021-22.
Ramsay gained European experience in the Europa Conference League qualifiers and swiftly established himself as a regular for Aberdeen with 24 outings in the Scottish Premiership and a further three in domestic cups.
A threat from wide areas with his use of the ball and crossing ability, the full-back was also a primary free-kick and corner taker during his time at Pittodrie.
Those qualities were reflected in his tally of nine assists in his 39 Aberdeen appearances, and he also scored once – a clinically taken 20-yard strike off his left foot versus Dundee.
Calvin was nominated for PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year and won the Scottish Football Writers’ Association’s Young Player of the Year award at the end of the season.
He then sealed a switch to Liverpool, taking the No.22 shirt for the club that he supported as a boy.