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Calvin Ramsay has revealed one of the key factors behind his decision to move to Liverpool was because of the club’s reputation of developing young players and giving them sufficient game time.
The 18-year-old defender has put pen to paper on a long-term deal with the Merseysiders after arriving from Scottish side Aberdeen for an initial fee of £4.2 million.
Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com at the Kirby training centre, Ramsay explained his excitement at the prospect of playing for the team he’s supported since an early age.
He also emphasised how beneficial he thinks Jurgen Klopp’s guidance could be on his development.
“There’s been a lot of young players that have played (at Liverpool),” the full-back said. “The likes of Trent and Harvey as well, there’s a lot more.
“But there’s obviously a pathway here- that’s one of the reasons I chose it as well. It’s not just a massive club, they give young players chances in the first team.
So if I can come in in pre-season, put my mark down, then there’s no reason why I can’t push to get in the first-team squad."
On Klopp: “He’s a top guy. Obviously I’ve seen his hugs on telly and that, so hopefully I’ll get one of them.
But he’s a top manager, one of the best ever potentially, so it’s going to be special to work under him and I’m looking forward to meeting him.”
Ramsay experienced his breakthrough campaign in the 2021/22 season, managing 33 appearances across all competitions for Aberdeen and scoring once.
It’s believed he has been brought in as an understudy to Trent Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool look to provide more adept cover for their star playmaker.
The Scotland under-21 international is looking forward to learning from Alexander-Arnold, who he describes as a “massive player”.
“I watched him the whole of last season and just the way he plays, I think it’s almost similar to me (in) the way he attacks and stuff like that, we’re both still young.
“But he’s an unreal player. So to be coming in here and learning from him, it’s just going to be amazing for me and I’m going to learn a lot.”