View: Calvin Ramsay debut is big boost for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp
It’s been a long time coming but Calvin Ramsay has finally made his long-awaited Liverpool debut, and the 19-year-old has certainly started in the right manner.
The full-back has been sidelined since his arrival at Anfield and has had to settle for EFL Trophy and Premier League Two appearances to date. However, against Derby County, the youngster was given the chance from the outset.
Ramsay featured for the full 90-minutes and caught the eye of the home crowd in what was a combative performance from the young Scot.
The youngster’s heat map against the Rams clearly indicates that he’s the perfect fit for Liverpool’s high-pressing system. Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson both spend the majority of their time in the opposition’s half, and Ramsay was no different, albeit against a League One side.
His attacking intent resulted in the youngster having three shots (Wyscout) and amassing six crosses during the fixture. For a young player, making his debut at Anfield, this is very impressive.
Ramsay’s ball-carrying ability also stood out with the full-back taking the ball over 30 meters three times during the fixture. Defensively, he wasn’t really challenged against Paul Warne’s side, and the task for Ramsay is to now give Jurgen Klopp something to think about when it comes to his Premier League squad.
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Alexander-Arnold will undoubtedly be the first choice right back, but when the England international needs a break, there’s every chance for Ramsay to now be his understudy.
If his performance against Derby was anything to go by, Liverpool fans certainly have an exciting prospect to cast their eye over in the years to come.
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