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Liverpool’s New Signing: Calvin Ramsay

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Liverpool have completed the signing of Calvin Ramsay. The 18-year-old is a Scottish right-back who plays for Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League. His signature has cost the Reds around 10 Million pounds. This could rise to 12.5 million in potential add-ons. 

Liverpool faced a lot of competition from West Ham for Calvin Ramsay. The Hammers were interested in securing the teenager’s services. However, the FA Cup champions were the ones who got the deal over the line. 

The signing is a shrewd one. Liverpool need a capable backup to Trent Alexander-Arnold. Joe Gomez has often for him but is a bit limited in attack. Neco Williams on the other hand has not really fulfilled his potential. He is subject to interest from newly promoted Nottingham Forest.

Ramsay: Style of Play

Ramsay often plays in a back 4 on the right side of the defence. He attempts a large number of dribbles with good success. He is a set-piece threat as well. In a way, his style mirrors that of Trent. Similar to the England international, Ramsay has shown proficiency in switching play from one flank to another as well. 

His defensive numbers are a bit lacking though. But Ramsay is quite young. With some time under Klopp, he can surely develop this aspect of his game.

Although the name does not have a lot of glam, Liverpool have shown time and time again how efficient their recruitment system is. Jurgen Klopp has a unique eye for talent, especially in the fullback department. The promotion of Trent Alexander Arnold and the signing of Andrew Robertson from Hull City in a deal under 10 million is a testament to this fact. The duo have become one of the finest fullbacks in the world under the German. Perhaps, Klopp sees Ramsay as someone who can replicate that success?

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